Thursday, January 5, 2017

Wreck it Journals

It was over a year ago when our daughters first heard about a Wreck This Journal and were immediately intrigued. They were both sure they would love to have one.

I looked into them, but decided there was no way I was going to spend ten dollars for a book only to deliberately destroy it.

The subject of these journals kept popping up occasionally and on a whim I plopped them into my Amazon shopping cart. Prices seem to fluctuate a lot on items in there so I kept my eye on it and one evening when they hit their lowest ever I quickly snagged two copies and tucked them away for the girls for Christmas.

Sharon was excited and wanted to get started immediately. Rosie Mae on the other hand, even after thinking for all this time it would be so much fun to have one, has found it to be too much.

They both followed the first thing they were instructed to do.

 
Sharon thought it was delightfully fun, while Rosie Mae was almost traumatized by doing such an awful thing to a brand new book, even though it was exactly what the book is intended for. She has tucked her copy away for now, unable to make herself hurt it any further.
 
Sharon is doing a page every day and enjoying it thoroughly.
 
 
 
 When I bought these books I thought they would be fun, but now I'm thinking they hold something deeper than that and it will  be a good thing especially for my perfectionist daughter.

6 comments:

Betsy said...

Oh my goodness! I had never heard of these books. I think I would be much like Rosie Mae and unable to do anything to the book. I was always taught to take care of them. I am glad Sharon is enjoying her gift though. Blessings, Betsy

Elizabethd said...

I don't think I could!

Cathy said...

I have a friend that had one and she loved doing it.

peppylady (Dora) said...

Hi from Idaho and stop from Sue.
I got one these Wreak it journals. Just couldn't do it.
If you fine the time stop in for a cup of coffee

Stacy said...

I hope your daughter eventually comes to enjoy the journal. She sounds like she feels the way I did when I first started highlighting and making notes in my Bible. I had to fight through a lifetime of conditioning and making that first mark wracked me with guilt for the longest time. Eventually, though, I began to see the benefits I was getting from it. I hope she will too.

jtobias said...

I will have to go with Rosie Mae on this one. I cannot bring myself to mark up a book. I have lost a few when they were borrowed and never returned because I didn't put my name in them.