Wednesday, October 24, 2007

I thought I was going to cry..


Yesterday I was scrap booking and I was almost done with This layout of Shelly I was really pleased with how it was looking. Shelly came home from school and i showed her what I created and she said I don't like it . I then asked her what she didn't like about it . She said she did not like the way her hair looked in the pic.she then said she liked everything else about the LO.

I then had this not so bight idea and asked her if she wanted to write the journaling part. She said sure that would be fun. I new what ever she wrote would have some dry humor in it but that's just Shelly. What I did not expect was that she did not know how to use the pen . It is a Galaxy marker and the ink is very light at first she did not know that and she started to make dots all around the pic. I came in the room to see if she was done , I was so upset when I saw all the dots I could just feel the tears starting to rise . She said don't worry I will fix it. After she wrote the journaling and made yet more dots the Layout looked just fine . It would not have been the way i would have done it but in the end does that really matter. I was just proud that I did not yell at her and that I did not become angry. I remember thinking isn't scrap booking all about preserving and keeping the memories.. From now on every time I see the Layout I will remember Shelly saying it's OK Mom it's just Art and you can make it the way that you want not the way that you think everyone else will like it... She then smiled and said those rare 4 words teenagers use I love you mom....That there was worth the whole moment....
Ps. I miss and love you Dale...

4 comments:

Sandy said...

Jen, I love that Shel did the journaling on the page. She is such an awesome girl, with her own brand of spunk. You guys are lucky to have her and all the other "facets" of your family to make you shine! :) P.S. Dale was over Home Teaching on Sunday, and mentioned that he was really going to miss you, too... Call me if you get too bored! I'll put you to work. :)

The Dean Family said...

Jen, you've got an artist there! From a compositional point of view - the dots were JUST what the page needed. You did an excellent job with the page. However, I have to say, Shelly's dots REALLY add to the composition - they add just the right amount of texture and contrast to the floral paper. Great teamwork!

shaina said...

I love it. Tell her she should start scrapbooking.
The other day, George tried to help me scrapbook too....it didn't turn out that well.
by the way, where's Dale?

Ter said...

I think the dots look good. Just think of it as Shelley making the page unique to herself. She is obviously artistic, maybe you should encourage her to try her own hand aat scrapbooking.