Sometime in the not so distant past, Lauren (my grandbaby mama) came to me and was bubbling (she bubbles too…where she got that from, who knows 😉 ) about this really cool thing she found called Wreck This Journal. When I asked her to elaborate she told me it was a journal that you are supposed to do anything you can think of to – doodle, paint, origami, throw… and she wanted to get me one to see what I would do with it.
So I wasn’t really understanding the journal wrecking part yet because really you could just get any old blank journal and do whatever you want right? More about that in a minute…
What I picked up on immediately was that she wanted to get me one to see what I did with it, Because of my quirky flighty, artistic ways she thought it would be truly interesting to give me, her mother, a journal to wreck. I cannot even put into words how that made me feel. Warm, fuzzy, happy, flattered, lucky…I could go on and on and still not fully describe it.
She wanted to get me one to see what I would do. My child recognizes me as somebody other than just her mother. How ridiculously cool is that? Pretty darn cool I promise you.
My ex husband used to tell me I wasn’t doing my kids any favors trying to be their friend, I say in your face banana head. I didn’t have to try to… at the end of the day – who do they come to for advice and who do they think of for a cool project like Wreck This Journal? Me that’s who!!! phffffppt…. suck eggs.
Back to what it actually is, Lauren found out it was an actual journal that had different tasks that are wide open for interpretation and creative completion..so not a blank slate but that turned it into something even cooler. I also wanted to see what she would do with it.
And so we have a project. You can read her version of things here. Basically we both are doing the Wreck This Journal and not looking at each others until the whole thing is complete. But we are gong to share our pages with you on our blogs. To avoid accidentally stumbling on each others, because we are doing the pages randomly, rather than in the same order, the post title will contain something relating it as Wreck This Journal – whether the name or the initials and we have sworn to not click on those posts. Then we will have a separate category page also.
We got them the same day we were at Bath and Body Works and I am pretty sure she has started on hers but I haven’t on mine yet. So from now on when you see these posts, you know what it is. And why it is.
And that I have the coolest daughter in the whole wide world and she is also my friend…
No wrecking that…ever.
- Wreck This Journal: Tear this page out. Put it in your pocket. Put it through the wash. Stick it back in. (xlalalalisax.wordpress.com)
- And “BOOM” there it was! (laurenscrazyjourney.wordpress.com)
- Recent things (poptropicalthunder.wordpress.com)