What can you do in twenty minutes? A lot of times I break my work / play up into 20 minute increments. Like over the Labor Day Holiday, I took my son for a 1.25 mile run. Noah has run a mini race with me before but that was close to two years ago. He didn't, at the time, have a concept of how far 1 mile was and after the first big hill, he requested I get the jogging stroller to take him to the end.
Alas, that didn't happen and he got through it but not without some whining and asking when it would be over.
Yesterday was different. Noah asked to run. He has been building up his cardio with the karate lessons he has taken over the last 9 months. I told him I expected him to relax, try hard and finish. We would take some water breaks, walk breaks but we would get through it. And Noah did it in about 20 minutes.
He said he had fun and asked to run again. I did wear him out though:
Last week, I decided I needed a short 20 minute amount of time for just creating. Not working and worrying about spreadsheets, kits, shipments, containers and the such. So I worked on this:
This is a tank top I had from when I was preggo with Olivia. I decided to spruce it up using our die cut kraft doilies, some bleach like this. It is based on a tutorial from Lil Blue Boo. Lay the die cut kraft doilies out in a plastic tray on a towel. Spritz with the bleach. After a while your shirt will lighten like this:
Be sure to do this like I did - with safety googles, ventilation (or outdoors), rubber gloves - bleach is not something to mess around with unless you follow all the saftey rules.
A simple 20 minute project to get the creative juices flowing. And it breaks up the work of the day with something I am proud to reuse and wear again!