Well, it’s arrived! A week of days off for my twin boys, who are now nearly at the end of their 8th grade year at their Episcopal day school. They’ve been at this school since kindergarten, and I can’t believe they’ll be graduating in June and then moving on to high school. I’m sure I’ll have more commentary on all of that as it draws nearer, but for now, I know they’re happy to have a week off school to…paint their bedrooms.
Yes, that’s right–I’m a sadistic mom, making them do chores around the house during their time off. But believe me, their bedrooms really need the attention. My older son still had the Peanuts characters up around his room that we chose for their nursery before they were born. Both of the boys have picked out new colors for their walls, and we have invested in paint trays, drop cloths, and other tools to help us with the task. I’m looking forward to the finished product.
So, there may not be any updates here on the blog this week as we tackle this big task at Casa Vanden Eynden. When we’re finished, I may or may not have the strength (or the patience) to report on the job. This also means that correspondence sent to me this week, either via email or the blog, may languish for a bit, so please be patient. I’ll most likely be in the bathroom, trying to scrub paint out of my hair.
Wish us luck!