On to other things. We've done some fun things around here lately. Photo evidence is sitting up on my camera which I'm unwilling to retrieve right now. On Saturday, although I was feeling like dog dodo, I pulled out the paints and smocks and brushes and the girls set to work creating. I pulled out a Mrs. B trick and, using a large Sharpie, drew large pictures of clown, cat and dog faces on each piece of paper as well as my rendition of each of the girls and let them paint those. It is so much better, at their ages anyway, then having them create from nothing. Emily does allright with that now but Hope loses interest too fast. If there is a starting point for her, she enjoys it much more.
This afternoon during a bout of energy and a bout of "having to get this done ASAP", I sewed a little clown shirt thingy for Emily. Tomorrow is Circus Day in her class so I took the white button-down shirt she used at Halloween and sewed on a colourful pleated colour and cuffs. It looks awesome! I'm really pleased with how it turned out and how good it looks on her. After she got home from school, I practised my face-painting skills (weak, at best) on the two girls. I'll be helping out tomorrow in Emily's class and doing face-painting for the kids (God help them).
And that, aside from brooding about my body, is what is going on around here lately.