You guys are all curtain and red wall smarty pants geniuses. I’m going to try to find some time to trim out the window, I think that’ll help. And finding the trim piece for the top of the blinds will help too, it’s in a closet somewhere because it kept falling down. I’m going to live with them at that height for a while. See if some trim will help. Maybe later I’ll lower them a smidge.
The red wall and our too high pictures and lack of artwork will just have to wait, but you had fantatic ideas and I’m filing them all away for another free Saturday.
Thanks for all your input! Here, have a Valentine sucker from B. Also, he’s wondering if anyone knows where the fingernail clippers are. We only have seventeen or so, why can we never find one?
We didn’t do anything super fantastic today, in fact the kids were way bummed Valentine’s Day didn’t equal a holiday from work and school. But! I was able to get some dollar store treats, and used some lovely little things reader Anne sent (thank you again!). Whatever will I do when pencils and new erasers fail to excite?
I filled up the bags (dollar section at Target) last night and sent them on the counter for early morning discovery:
Each had a little handmade (crayon, nothing fancy) Valentine from me, and their goodies inside:
E. made hashbrowns and scrambled eggs, deeming heart pancakes too ambitious (but maybe we’ll do pink pancakes for dinner) and they opened everything up after their chores (such slave drivers we are). (That nerf bow and arrow thing was not in there, they were just playing cupid earlier):
N. did not want to be photographed, but he was there too, being semi-sulky since mornings and chores are not his thing (I’m with him, leave us alone until 10 or 11am and then we’ll be friends).
Azzo was there too, but Lucy was outside patrolling the fence. Mustn’t let the neighbor dogs forget who is boss — or who is willing to mate and submit if we’re being honest. If Azzo looks sad it’s because we wouldn’t let him eat a glow stick. Poor baby.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
December’s theme over at Goldfish Smiles was on teaching children charity. Smack dab in the middle of our financial crisis, it was a tough post to write, as we were on the receiving, rather than the giving end of things. It got posted late due to the holidays, but here’s an excerpt:
Finding opportunities for your children to hand over a portion of their own hard earned cash is a great way to help them understand that there are many families and individuals out there who need help. Read more →
Go check it out and let us know what you think. (I keep bugging them to have regular comments instead of Facebook comments, I hate those – but that’s probably because I’m not on Facebook. Do you guys use your Facebook profiles to comment places? That seems so weird, with your whole full name and everything.