Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Fun with Scissors

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.

3 comments:

MaryAnne said...

Is your sink ceramic? It might be worth trying plain old baking soda (if you haven't already) - we got some spots off our tub that way that wouldn't come off with any of the toxic cleaners...

momran said...

I have a ceramic sink and I used dishwasher detergent. I put it in the sink with hot water and let that soak for awhile. Once I drain the water, the sink is like new! Good luck!

Valerie Deneen said...

Thanks for the suggestions... It is stainless steel, and I think it is a lost cause -- it was stained with acid! Ah well...

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