Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Hodge podge

Due to illness, I haven't posted for almost a week, and so I'm just going to include all my posts in one. How handy is that?

The first matter of business is simply a question. At what point does a child understand the concept of sticking one's head over a bucket or toilet when ill? I thought four and a half was old enough. Apparently not. I'll leave it at that.

Saturday, Andrew and Lillie performed in their first ever piano recital. We've worked hard and it was great to see them play! Since I teach just my own children and don't have any other students right now, we joined with two other teachers in the neighborhood who only have a couple of students and had a joint recital. It brought back a lot of memories from my childhood!



Then, Dad worked on a few 'honey do's', which turned out to be the highlight of the day. He fixed the lawnmower, which was getting necessary as the lawn was a little embarrassing. And then he went to see if he could figure out why we had a leak in the master shower. (Please refer to my list of broken things over the last couple of months!)

When Dad informed Andrew to go get a hammer so he could bang a hole in the wall, the excitement was evident. And so, the kids took turns using this:

To make these:

It's so funny what makes a child's day! Everyone had to have a turn. Sadly, we haven't figured out what was leaking, but I am now sporting one large hole along with the two small holes in the picture, in my bathroom. They are lovely additions, if I do say so myself!

And life goes on...hopefully sickness free in the near future. I have officially Lysoled all the doorknobs, lightswiches and rooms. And now I cross my fingers and pray no one else gets sick!

1 comment:

runningmom said...

Congrats to Andrew and Lillie on their first recitals!!

Last night--Bekah did the 3 hour bucket thing. And Stephen in the middle of the night...2 down 1 kid to go here...hopefully no parents!

(In the middle of the night almost 8 isn't old enough either....lots and lots of laundry!!!)