Saturday in December

I have the kids this weekend and it’s amazing how much I don’t get done in a day when I do have them.  But it more than makes up for it to have them, I like being good to them.  Somehow my BBC watching has rubbed off on Rowan, so she wanted to watch Pride and Prejudice (Colin Firth version).  And since I like a strong cup of tea first thing in the morning, I usually just make a pot for all of us.  If it’s just me, I’m terribly pedestrian–a teabag in a cup and I let it brew forever.  But on weekends, I do a pot with my octopus tea cozy, and bring out the cups with two bowls of sugar cubes and a little pitcher of milk.  The girls love adulterating their own cups, and yes I ration out sugar cubes.  They’re not that well behaved that they could resist an endless supply. 🙂

I’m also really glad that I bought them IKEA mattresses instead of the typical setup – the thinner mattresses are easy to move around and they make great play forts and can be curled around to make mattress tunnels.  It’s fun to make cozy hideaway spaces, I remember loving those sorts of things as a kid.  Now that I’ve put a curtain up in front of my closet they like playing in there – at least Nova does.  At Teslacon, I bought a new corset and apparently Rowan hates the smell of leather.  “Mom, it stinks in here.  Why does leather stink so much?  I’d rather smell my own farts than smell your corset, ugh.”  I told her it was probably the smell of the stirred cow brains they use to tan leather, heh heh. (though I don’t know how they really tan leather, someone told me that’s how you tan an animal hide.  An animal will always have enough brains to tan it’s own hide. Truth? Fiction?)

As a fun side note, Rowan got her report card for term 1.  She got mostly excellent remarks, except sometimes she rushes through things to get back to her reading and needs to pay attention to the task at hand.  🙂

Author: ~R

I write about life, people, and the things that interest in me. Which often includes death, sex, friendship, and the future of humanity. I hope for the best in people and I prepare for the worst. But no matter what happens, change is constant and everything will be ok.

3 thoughts on “Saturday in December”

  1. Way to go, Rowan!

    Also, glad you like the IKEA mattresses! Bill and I are thinking of making a trip to IKEA one of these weekends, if you want to join us…

    Also also, totally stealing the mattress tunnels ideas for my spawn.

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