I'd been down recently. Tired, overwhelmed...and the symptoms of renovations were spread all over our home. I tackled that. Now those symptoms are gone in several rooms - the dining room, living room, kitchen, nursery, and guest room are renovation clutter free (except a few extra pieces of furniture here or there - but the piles - they're gone from these rooms). I NEVER guessed how emotionally draining chaos and disorder can be. Clearing off those surfaces and returning to some semblance of order has been therapeutic for me. I feel like a new woman. I walk in those rooms and smile. It's good.
Meet Emily and Emily. They are twins, in case you didn't notice. Scary, huh? Even matching "pink tails."
Little Man and Little Bit share a love for transformers and all things robot. He likes to play bad guys with them. She likes to eat them.
Call me confidence. If I put my hands around their ankles, they can do the monkey bars. As in, just having my hands there gives them the confidence to cross...they could totally do it on their own...which scares me because Little Man is so little. Those bars are so high.
I've been visited and protected by some "Supers." All I can say is how thankful I was to learn their head gear came directly from the dresser!
You do know he's crazy? That would be sister's skirt atop her tutu. He did that all by himself. (Not to worry, he is ALL boy...came down "shootin' dem bad guys." When I suggested he dress as a cowboy or Indian or army man, he replied, "but mom, dis IS scawy."
Yesterday my back was to the Little Man for a few seconds. In those few seconds, he managed to unroll most of a new roll of paper towels, making a "runner" from the kitchen, through the breakfast room and hallway, into the bathroom. You need to know that back in our "livin' on beans and rice to pay off debt days," I stopped buying paper towels and paper napkins and started using rags and cloth napkins to save $. During those two frugal years, I realized we didn't really need paper towels or paper napkins. We did just fine without. So I don't buy either anymore. However, T's grandmother sometimes sends paper towels our way...and some family has been known to show up with their own paper goods :)...so paper towels are truly a luxury around here. I suppose this "runner" will go towards floor cleaning.
Sister is sick today. I kept her home. She slept until 9:15. That's almost unheard of. Seems all three are getting colds. They're all in pajamas, tucked beneath blankets. We're watching a lot of movies and reading a lot of books...and having a few tea parties (in homemade tents) on the side.
Hope your day is great!