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We got around to making some fun accessories together and here is what we came up with. It is inspired by the starlette crown by giant dwarf. Okay, it was really more like them picking out the colors and me sewing it together, then them modeling it for the camera. They love it and kept it on all day long.
I just used some silver leather I had on hand, cut out stars, backed with some pink felt, and put on with some elastic for True's and a clip sewn in for Brave's. Not quite as cool as the real deal, but good enough.
Oh how I love my little starlettes so much, but I must admit that they drive me crazy sometimes! That's normal, right? Lately, I have been feeling I am too uptight with them and I just need to let loose and let them be kids. I really ought to take a chill pill. Anyone know of someone who could prescribe those for me?!! I get so caught up in the busyness of things, I don't do enough hugging, loving, and teaching. I know it seems all fine and dandy here most times, but um... behind the scenes there is yelling, tantrum throwing, time-out fighting, tears streaming from all of us!
Ben and I are also talking about a fourth... just talking people, just talking (well, you know what I mean). I want one, but don't know if I could handle it, if we could handle it. All my kids are so, so close in age. I feel all my hair would fall out if I had a fourth. At the same time, I know children are such a blessing from God and though there would be more fighting and frustrations, there is also a lot more joy and grace. Can't forget about God's grace. Any tips from anyone who has 4 or more? How is it to make that jump from 3 to 4? If we were done, would we look back one day and wish we just went for the fourth?
And... I can't forget my little Soul. She is our baby! I can't imagine her not being the baby. Don't mind the bit of my thinking out loud. It's all in God's hands anyways, so we will see.