Thursday morning, we wake up to find mouse droppings and other evidence all over the kitchen.  Result: big kitchen scrubdown.

Friday morning, Noah wakes up to find that the silly putty he fell asleep with is now melted into his pants, sheets, and blanket. Result: big fabric scrubdown.

This morning, the boys wake up with pink, swollen, itchy faces.  It turns out they have been making Indian bows and arrows with poison ivy vines for the bowstrings.  Result: big boy scrubdown.

(We're still in the middle of that.  I haven't yet gone out to spray the loads of poison ivy that turns out to be in their fort area.  And who knows how much poison oil they've tracked all over the house...)

I really hope that tomorrow is a day of rest.

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You knew as soon as I read that I'd have to call to give you a phone-virtual-hug. But apparently you're still "in the midst." So this will have to do:


Posted by Linda Wightman on June 1, 2013, 11:42 am

Ugh. The poison ivy reminds me of a time when I was growing up and a neighbor and I decided to paint our faces like the "Indians" using natural things like leaves and berries. Turns out that she must have rubbed poison ivy all over her face. She blew up like a balloon. Thankfully, nothing happened to me. Don't know if I just got lucky with my leaf selection or that I didn't have a reaction.
Hugs to you and the boys. Probably doesn't help that it has been so hot.

Posted by dstb on June 2, 2013, 12:37 pm

Oh dear! What about virtual help? It's just not the same. :( Hang in there!

Posted by Janet on June 2, 2013, 2:14 pm

Yes, their faces look like the've been blown up like balloons. We do have pictures, but not uploaded yet.

Thanks, sis! Prayers are effective long-distance help.

Posted by joyful on June 3, 2013, 8:13 am

It's times like this that point out exactly why it's so hard to be far away. Prayer is (among a few other things) a widespread family's comfort.

Posted by Linda Wightman on June 3, 2013, 8:31 am
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