I am grateful for this post, just as I am all of my lovely guests!! Thanks so much.
You are a genius.
You must have kids.
You see, I have a parent’s internal timer that lets me know when my kids have been quiet too long. There is a natural tension about it, of coarse, because the quiet is so sweet and so precious and I don’t want it to end. So maybe I was being too hopeful or in denial, because the other day the sweet and precious quiet was a cover for my two and three-year-old girls being under the office desk writing with permanent marker on the pretend hard wood floors.
Doesn’t that dark, thick, black ink show up well on the light floor?
I want to patent the phrase “Only On Paper” and sell t-shirts.
I want to build a row of drawers with locks about chest high all over the house.
But, I took some every day cleaner and a paper towel and could hardly believe my eyes…
Well, either the Mr./Ms. Scientist Who Developed Pretend Wood Floors is a genius or the Mr./Ms. Scientist who Developed the Permanent Marker has been slacking off lately, but either way it turned out all right for me. And, for the smarty-pants who might remember my story about the toothpaste facials from not too long ago, which also happened on my watch, all I can say is that I do the best I can.
Sometimes with a little help from Mr./Ms. Scientist.