My heart leapt when my three year old asked: “Mommy, will you teach me how to make a scrapbook?”
Seriously. That happened. Verbatim.
It was 8:30 p.m. when this happened and she was procrastinating. I encouragingly said yes (but not right now).
When the time came to go for it, I gathered the brag book, some Project Life title cards, washi tape, and the valentines she had received at preschool.
I set her loose and only assisted when asked.
I showed her how to use washi tape to adhere a valentine to the Project Life card.
I showed her how to use a tape roller to stick one paper to another.
The end result was a lot of practice, a lot of pride…
and a little bit of mess.
After we cleaned up, she put her new valentine scrapbook in her backpack to bring to school.
She tells me she can’t wait to scrapbook with me again. But first she wanted to make me a card.
And my heart melted all over again.