I am three months into parenthood and, to date, here are three things I’ve learned.
- My baby is more popular than me. Everyone wants to see her, hold her, talk to her, talk about her. Good thing I don’t like being in the limelight.
- Life is all about the baby. I constantly have Josephine on my mind. “Who’s watching her right now?”, “Is that a hungry cry?”, “How long was her last nap?”… Are just a few of the thoughts I constantly have swirling around my brain.
- Parenthood is a game of trial and error. For example, when I hear her cry in the night I think “Should I go pop her pacifier in? Or will that make her dependent on my popping the pacifier in?”.
Now that Josephine is sleeping in her own room at night, it has prompted me to pull the rest of her room together. This week, the large blank spot above her dresser/changing table has been taunting me. Since this space is so large, I’m having a hard time deciding on a piece of artwork (it seems so permanent). In an attempt to fill some space in the interim, I quickly threw together a paper garland. I tried to keep this garland very geometric so that it ties in with the mobile hanging above her crib.
- Colored Cardstock
- Craft Glue
- On the back side of your cardstock, use a pencil and ruler to trace out different sized triangles.
- Take scissors and cut out your triangles.
- After your triangles are all cut out, lay your triangles out in the order you’d like them to appear in you garland.
- Then, flip the triangles so the back sides of them are facing up and apply dots of craft glue to their back sides.
- Next, string your twine along the back side of the triangles – making sure to place it in the glue.
- Lastly, once the glue is dry. Hang your garland and enjoy!