Last week I shared our 2014 family words and today I’m going to share with you our 2015 words.
For the canvases last year we used colorful magazine clippings but I decided to try and make it a little different (and easier) this year by just using paint for the undercoating.
I gathered all of the blue and green paints we had and explained that each person was going to choose several colors from this palette and cover their canvas with it.
All five of us sat at the table on a cold and rainy morning in our pajamas and painted for an hour.
It was my version of heaven.
It was so interesting to just sit and listen to the kids talk about why they chose their word for the year.
After letting the paint dry, we picked through the stickers we had to create our words and names. I then spray painted the canvases with white paint. Once dry I peeled off the stickers.
A few days after making our word canvases I said to Caroline would you like to try some cinnamon toast? She gave me this pitiful look and said, “Mooooooommmmmm, when I said try for my word I didn’t mean to try new foods I meant to try new activities.”
Now keep in mind this kid has eaten cinnamon bread before and loved it.
“You don’t have to eat the whole thing, you could just try it.”
“Maybe later but I just can’t right now.”
She later ate 2 pieces of cinnamon bread and loved every bite. On her own time. When she was ready.
I’m thinking maybe her word for the year should have been “go with the flow,” or “don’t make trouble just for troubles sake, ” or even, “every once in awhile just agree with your mother.”
But for now she’s sticking with “try” for 2015.
Do you have a word or a family motto for the year? I’d love to know.
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