What do Snapchat and discipline have in common?
Certainly you’ve heard of Snapchat, right?
If you know Snapchat, then you’ve seen the Snapchat puppy dog filter.
Tween Girl is still too young to have her own Snapchat account but she is familiar with the filter. I’ve never used Snapchat and only downloaded the app so that I could capture a pic of us with the infamous puppy dog filter.
Recently, Tween Girl gave me reason to cancel our usual fall fun traditions, which included no spending money on this year’s Halloween costume.
As a result, she was left to DIY her costume.
Fine by me because her DIY would leave me with money in my wallet and she would have to use her mind and hands if she wanted any type of costume this year.
Moms, listen up!
You’ve got tweens now and they are capable of coming up with their own Halloween costume, without your help.
You heard me, without your help. Ok, well, maybe a bit of your guidance wouldn’t hurt.
So, here’s what she ended up with:
Here’s what she did:
Tween Girl did a Google search and found a tutorial on the Snapchat puppy dog filter.
The best part was that it didn’t require much of me. I gave out a few tips here and there but she:
- came up with the idea on her own,
- sought out tutorials on how to accomplish what she envisioned,
- gathered the supplies (which we already had everything in our home),
- followed the tutorial directions and
- enjoyed her finished product.
Who knew that creativity would spring forth from discipline?
What was the best Halloween costume you ever wore?