Emily cutting white paper.
Much of today was spent with me running around like a chicken with its head cut off in a vain attempt to clean and de-clutter the house. Did I say house? I meant kitchen. Yes, from 9am until 3pm I scrubbed and tidied up the kitchen from top to bottom. Now if I could only get to the rest of the house. Mother-of-the-Year Award....... it was so close!
The truth is the cleaning has been placed on the low-priority list because I would much rather spend my time with Emily creating, teaching, learning, etc. I simply could not tolerate the mess any longer. Emily followed me around asking, "Mommy, can we play now? Is it time to paint? Are you done cleaning?".
While I was freaking out about the spots in the sink -- WHICH DID NOT COME OFF AFTER SCRUBBING WITH EVERY TOXIC CHEMICAL KNOWN TO MAN.... Emily must have been incredibly bored, but she quickly found a way to entertain herself with a pair of scissors, some glue, and a flower catalog. Clearly, she inherited this skill from Mark. I have watched him make dolls from NAPKINS. I am not kidding.
Here is what she came up with:
Finally, it was time to call it a day. I made some tea, put my feet up, and thanked the gods for blessing us with such laid-back children.