Sunday, February 28, 2010

Not Exactly Picasso

Laura loves to create.
Her ideal world would look something like Michaels, Bulk Barn and Home Depot mashed together . It's great that she has her thing that she would happily spend her waking hours doing. But there is the dark side to this business that people don't talk about. What do we do afterwards?

Creating is a good thing, right? But how do I defend myself against the onslaught of tiny bits of paper snowing all over my family room while she angellicly weilds her scissors in snowflake creation? Maybe I would feel differently if I didn't have to clean up all the post-creation detritus. Or where do I put the hundreds of "masterpieces" that look like painted blobs, recycle bin barf or ??? Yesterday she got hold of the full roll of green painter tape and decided to create structures with my drink coasters. Lovely. Did you know that green tape sticks wonderfully to socks and doesn't come out of the washer looking pretty? Here are some pictures of the proud "artists" creation.
Well, no matter how it turns out, I can not help but smile when she presents me with something, carefully wrapped up in that document I was looking for with her sweet "I made this for you." She is so proud. And I am totally wrapped around her little paint-stained finger.

Friday, February 26, 2010

The losing battle that is my kitchen

Housework is not my strong point. (I'm not sure what would classify as a strong point. Certainly not any traditional "duties" of the stay at home parent, unless you count creative problem solving ....but I digress.)

I am amazed at how quickly an orderly kitchen can turn to chaos, largely of my own doing. Then, no magical fairy comes to clean it up when I am not looking. Too many covered surfaces overwhelm me and I give up. Then the next meal becomes a scramble as I search for a cutting board or the elusive vegetable peeler, making meal prep take much longer than and I though it would while creating more surface clutter as I dig for things. Yes, it would be FAR easier to have cleaned up properly in the first place. But the slightest excuse, usually I'm too tired after having conquored the pre-meal scramble to put everything away properly.

However, I have found the key. A deadline. Usually it is company coming and the embarassment of my homelife outweighs my lethargic tendancies. Today is that I have hired that "fairy" to come and help me conquor. The cleaning company is doing their monthly blitz. Of course, this means I have to clean up so the company can really clean.

Time to get started. I already feel the slow well of panic setting in, spurring me into motion. Thank God.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

And So It Begins...

The time has come to begin a blog. I can think of a number of reasons why not to venture on this project - I am too disorganized and can't spell worth anything, I am excellent at quitting when the going gets tough, I may say nothing of value - the list of self-defeating roadblocks goes on. However, I am shoving all that aside and beginning.

I have no idea where I am going with this. I love reading other blogs and find myself easily amused in life (thus the title.) I want to reflect on my life and other people, place and things around me. I want to be more than the stay at home parent I seem to be. So bear (or is it bare?) with me as I stumble through this.

Hello, and thanks for visiting my little corner of the web.