We are participating in an Easter Egg Exchange through a pen pal group that we are a part of. The idea is to decorate construction paper eggs and swap with another family. I thought that this was a great idea. My kids loved this idea.
We are sitting down to make them and I am trying my best to not tell them how to decorate them. I did not want to stifle their creativity. Well after 30 minutes, I couldn't help it anymore. I know that my children are not putting out their best work. They are half-assing(if that is a word). I had to say something. When I asked the kids if they would want something that someone spent 20 seconds with or something someone put thought and care into. They all wanted the later.
I feel bad, because I said that I was going to let them do their own thing. I want them to understand that they cannot just sign up for things and not follow through. I want them to be responsible.
I just can't decide if I am really just a control freak. What would you of done?