Saturday, August 20, 2011

30 minutes

This is one of my very favorite scrapbook layouts. Not because of the design or the colors, even though I really like them. It's because I was able to capture a meaningful story about my son. So many of my kids' stories and anecdotes are lost because I don't write it down or capture it somehow. This one though, I had the time, I had the photo, and I had the story.

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From the very beginning my son has been the type of person that requires some time (strangely it's nearly always about 30 minutes, hence the title of the page) to observe a situation and warm up to it before jumping in. I learned early on that forcing him to do something he's not ready for creates stress and anxiety for him and everyone around him. If it's not a big deal, I don't make it a big deal. He'll pet the goat when he's darn good and ready. And if he doesn't? So what.

Anyway, just wanted to share it. I photographed several more of my pages to share on here so you'll likely be seeing those interspersed with my cards over the next several weeks. Thanks for indulging me and my creative outlet. ;)

3 comments:

Kara said...

very sweet!! so glad you able to capture something so special about your son!

Joyce said...

That is an important thing to understand about your son, and I think it will save both of you a lot of stress through out the years. Great layout--love the blue and green.

Leigh said...

Another great layout! I love the colours and the design with the black & white photo! But I especially love the story you captured-- to me that's what scrapbooking is all about! You sound like such a great mom, too.