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gaidinsgirl's picture
Joined: 08/28/06
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vent... :)

Can I complain please? LOL.. I hate it when people say to me "how in the world do you find time to scrapbook" and they say it in this tone that suggests that there is something wrong with me doing it. Ugh. Like having a hobby is a bad thing. It irritates me like you wouldn't believe! It just annoys me. Also, when people say "what do you want for Christmas?" and I say.. scrapbook stuff and they say "well, no, you have plenty of that already" *groan* then don't freaking ask!

I feel like sometimes people expect me to defend my hobby to them. blah. I do have a few people close to me that scrap too, but they catch the criticism too. It's like I can't mention scrapping or enjoying it without these comments. :confused:

okay, thanks for listening..

iluvmygemini's picture
Joined: 09/02/08
Posts: 1393

people are probably just jealous because you know how to juggle 2 kids AND scrapping. that is a talent. Blum 3 and the people that say "oh you already have enough scrap stuff" clearly dont understand the hobby. everyone knows you can never have enough scrap stuff, duh!! hehehe Biggrin

Joined: 03/16/15
Posts: 53852

You make time for what you want to do!
My SIL just started making cards and she said ' I figure I have the time for it now', since both her girls are in school full time this year.
I will have 3 kids under 4 and plan on homeschooling and I STILL plan to keep scrapbooking and making cards. I just might not get to do as much as I want; I am also very behind but whatever.

MommyCB's picture
Joined: 05/04/06
Posts: 7623

Oh man! That comment is one of my biggest pet peeves. I can't tell you how many people that told me before I started working things like "oh, well I work, so I don't have the time to scrap" "you stay home, so you've got all the time to do things like that", etc. Like a stay at home mom does absolutely nothing all day. Grrrrrr!!! Now that I'm working they act like I must ignore my son to scrap. UGH UGH UGH. I want sooo badly to tell them that I watch practically ZERO TV, am never just sitting down doing nothing, so when I put K to bed I like to de-stress by doing a little card or something. And on weekends when I do scrapbook, Kayson is right by me with his own scrapbooking stuff creating his own "pages". I'd love to ask how much time they spend each night watching a show, or something. I bet it's more time than I ever spend crafting.

Forgive me for hijacking but boy those comments bother me sooooo much too.

slurpeegirl13's picture
Joined: 02/26/07
Posts: 4125

Big pet peeve here too! They say 'how do you have time, with work, baby, etc' ... I shut them up by telling them my house is a pig sty and I rather like it that way (it's not, but it puts them in their place subtley). Super annoying though, I totally agree!

Breen31806's picture
Joined: 09/05/06
Posts: 1172

oh yay is this what I have to look forward to when I have kids? Blah!

crazy j's picture
Joined: 10/08/07
Posts: 1162

I am up to my eyeballs in things that need to get done around the house, but my rule is, once the kid's in bed, that's my time. Charys made a good point. These people who supposedly have NO time to scrap probably find plenty of time to watch TV.

K9Trainer's picture
Joined: 09/25/06
Posts: 4065

People always gotta run their yap. I am like you all, I hardly watch TV, one show a week maybe. And I scrapbook when I have a free minute. I get the comment a lot, "I'd love to scrapbook, but I don't have that kind of time". People make time for what they want to do you know??? So whatever. Smile

tialee's picture
Joined: 10/29/07
Posts: 2779

Yeah, that gets me too cause your kids don't rule you. I mean I love my kids but when people say how the kids won't let them scrap I think who is the parent?? I just put Damien in the highchair and feed him lots of snacks lol! If that makes me a bad mom then so be it. At least when my kids get older they will have books showing I spent time with them LOL! Maybe I should get in some of the pictures cause right now it looks like dh is a single parent in my books.

scrapangel's picture
Joined: 10/05/07
Posts: 807

I have three kids and have plenty of time. Yes I spend time with my kids but agree that once they are in bed, sleeping that is my time. Sometimes I sit and watch some tv with my hubby, sometimes I spend quality time with my hubby and sometimes I will scrap. And yes I take time away from my family to scrap sometimes on weekends. That does not make me a bad mother it makes me a good mother because I am taking some time for myself which EVERY person should do. My husband plays D&D with his friends, I scrapbook. To each their own.

gaidinsgirl's picture
Joined: 08/28/06
Posts: 2004

thank you all so much for your comments, I don't feel so irritated right now knowing that at least others agree with me.

It just irritates me so much. I make time to scrap because I love it and it is important to me. I would have LOVED to have books like these that my mom made for me while I was growing up, so it is very important to do these for my children. I don't know why I let other people get to me anyway.

mommys's picture
Joined: 05/08/06
Posts: 6264

This makes me laugh. I totally understand how you all feel. For the most part, I don't get those comments but that is probably because I associate with a whole bunch of stay at home moms who are also very crafty. We all have "projects" of some sort.

DH is actually my worst offender. He can't understand why I have to go download new digital items. He says I should have enough by now... blah, blah, blah... He can't figure out why I'd rather focus on my scrapbooking while he watches a movie.

gaidinsgirl's picture
Joined: 08/28/06
Posts: 2004

I am very lucky with my dh, since he digital scraps and loves it ( though he doesn't have much time really to do it). He is very supportive of my hobby. I just wish everyone else was too. They like looking at my pages, but they just don't really get it.