I've taken the bulk of the week off from blogging. Normally I spend all day Monday writing my blog posts for the week and schedule them out so that they'll automatically post for me. This week, though, I took the entire day Monday to work on my books. I was sooo behind! I had to do books from March, April, and May. I say this every time, but I swear I am never going to get that far behind again! (until September hits and I'm doing three months worth of books again!)
So, in case you think that my whole life is sunshine, roses, and quilting (oh I wish!) here is a quick keeping it real post. Don't worry, I will post more detail and info about the quilt shown here next week, with a better (read: up close) photo.
First up, last Saturday was my 10 year high school reunion. I was approached back in January about donating some fabric for a quilt, and donating the quilting for it. I agreed, and in May the gal who made the quilt dropped it off to me. It's a really cute quilt, inspired by the Surprisingly Super Simple quilt pattern I was using to make a quilt for B when she came over for the initial quilt consultation in March. Early last week I got it finished and bound and sent off, just in time for the reunion.
Of course, I was wrong! Two days later, I was sitting on my couch and I looked over at the stairs. There was a nice little smiley face smiling back at me. I smiled and turned away before doing a double-take. What the heck?! There was a smiley face looking at me! I walked up the stairs to find this -> colored in brown crayon on the wall above the stairs. He was so proud of himself, too, when I called him over to talk to him about it, that he took my free hand (I was carrying B) and dragged me down the hall to see what he had done to his door.
Yep, that's right. His door. He wrote his name, quite nicely, across the front of his door.
Then he pointed to his wall. By this time my husband and I were trying so hard not to burst out laughing. It was so funny. But the last thing we wanted to do was laugh at his naughty behavior. So instead, we laugh at his naughty behavior behind his back. :)
Anyway, back to his wall.... He drew a lovely picture of him and his sister. I mean, it really was sweet that he wanted to draw a picture of him and B, but not on the wall. We had to explain, again, that we "only color on paper" and that since we are currently renting, we can't color on any of the walls. He looked sad for a moment, then said "Can I help you clean it up?" Yep folks, he was eager to clean up his wall art. I got out the Magic Eraser (thank goodness for Mr Clean!) and he scrubbed both walls and the door until the crayon came off.
Seriously, that child can be quite a handful, but then again, what boy isn't? But I love that kiddo so much. And he makes me laugh. So it's all worth it :) (Plus, he's pretty dang cute)