Ahhh... some of my favorite subject matter!
I suppose I have other things to take pictures of.
Other things to write about.
But this is my life. Cammo and Polka Dots.
Brown tinted door jams at that 3-4 foot level
where dirty fingers
leave dirty hand prints on the walls.
Dust Bunnies pop out from under bookcases just to whisper
"we are evidence of a more important work going on here than house-cleaning!"
And when I take time to hear their message, I am actually glad of their presence.
These days at Marvel Hill see the dawn of a new era.
My number 1 has learned to wash dishes well.
I am training the second batch of dish-washers now and all parties are excited...
...for this short novel moment.
Zack loves to cook. He loves to bake. He can follow a recipe, and can improvise quite well too.
He's learned to clean up after himself, and actually wants to make dinners and breakfasts
so I am putting him on the job.
He's earned it, and it will be good to have cleaner-uppers for the after dinner chores
to take the load off him.
I'm excited too!
Training is hard work. I don't like the part where I have to follow through.
I have to instruct.
Keep workers on task.
and check "completed" work ;-)
But the fruit sure is sweet! It's nice to have a bite of it now and again.
The younger ones are getting quite good at clearing the table, wiping it down, etc.
Because of these changes in daily dynamic
I am looking forward to this next baby's birth with the easy knowledge
that my home can be run well-enough
people will be fed
and messes mitigated
to a point where I can recover without fear of the house coming down around my ears:-)
Isn't that something?!
Yep. The more I think about it,
There's really no better subject matter to
These little snippets of cammo and polka dot are pretty wonderful.
Even if I do say so myself :-)