Into week 2 of family housekeeping dynamics (see my previous blog post). Things are turning around, slowly but steadily. My oldest (the one entering teenage wasteland) has not-too-grudgingly re-entered the chore work force after living 10+ days iPod Touch free. He has asked NOT for his iPod back, but wishes to return to earning allowance! SURE, ok! Games are not us. At least so far.
My younger, predisposed with a better attitude to start, has performed chores relatively well given her innate professional dawdling nature. Her motivation has been to keep up with responsibilities so she can go to DANCE CLASS at the end of the week. She loves that class, let me tell ya. Her strategy, however, is to NEGOTIATE the chores away. Pffft.
A few other thoughts while I'm here:
~ Being an older parent has its benefits; It takes longer for me to care if their laundry isn't done. I just don't do it. I'll change their sheets once a week, but that's enough.
~ Being an older parent has its drawbacks; less energy to dicker (or maybe this is a benefit in disguise) but also less patient with the kid's even mild rebellious issues.
FINALLY let me introduce a few fall accessories from
Peace and Love Gloves
At last, victory can be yours. I have embellished lightweight knit gloves with my original design. Around the wrists are sewn 3 antique-style sequined hearts, with tiny pearl detail. On the back of the hands are sewn sprinkles of small faux white pearls and rainbow coated glass crystals. Looks vintage but are completely new. These gloves are equally at home at a wedding or in at a high school classroom. Color: Dark dark Blue Size: Adult (stretch fits small to large). For sale online with more pictures and info here.
Chocolate Brown and Gold Star Winners
Everyone's a winner who wears this pair of sparkling fun gloves. I have embellished the lightweight knit with my original design. On the back of the hands are sewn 3 sequin stars. The wrists are dotted with lots of sewn tiny gold glass beads. Great for on the way to school. An all around winner gift which is easy on your budget! Color: brown Size: Adult (stretch fits small to large). For sale online with more pictures and info here.
Dress Up Antique Sequin Flower and Pearl Gloves
These gloves may look vintage, but were made yesterday! I have embellished the lightweight knit with my original design. Around the wrists are sewn 2 large antique-style sequined flowers, with tiny pearl detail. On the back of the hands is a random sprinkle of small sewn faux white pearls. Fancy enough for a wedding, equally at home in a high school classroom.
Color: Dark Grey Size: Adult (stretch fits small to large). For sale online with more pictures and info here.
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