Love Letters From Thistlewood

Love Letters From Thistlewood

 

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When you are a parent….

…you do a lot of talking.

You talk about being nice and waiting your turn and making good choices and respecting each other and speaking in an inside voice and trying your hardest….

….and keeping your promises.

There’s a lot of variations on the same theme.

And in the middle of all that conversation and discussion…..sometimes you sigh….and wonder if anyone is listening.

This Mother’s Day….my son gave me a gift that let me know…

….he had heard (almost) every word.Continue reading


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Joyful Bird Tutorial

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When you read this blog….do you ever get  frustrated with me?

Just a little?

I think if I read this blog…..I would totally get on my nerves sometimes.

Seriously.

I’m not even kidding.

I mean….I write a post about a spring mantel with painted bead board and multi-colored birds perched on hanging spray-painted turquoise branches that are suspended in mid-air…..

….without a single word of instruction.Continue reading


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