Today was just one of those weird crazy days with its own momentum. Poor Legoman doesn't know what hit him. All he wanted to do was try out his new attachments for our Dyson vacuum cleaner. As that involved moving one of our lounge chairs I pounced, knowing this kind of opportunity may not come again for months.
Then we started to clean that huge bank of north facing windows inside and out that were covered in dust and mould and had not been cleaned properly since we moved in 10 months ago. The kids were enthusiastic for all of about 10 minutes then dropped like flies and started doing their own thing, with a few nudges along the way. Liongirl threw the contents of an entire puzzle box across the floor in a huff and while in timeout in her room proceeded to pull at least 87 books out of her bookshelf before coming to her senses and setting up a tea party quite happily.
While waiting for the final spray of my favourite mould killer to do its work, we set up a blanket in the garden and had a morning tea picnic. Then the windows were finished- sparkling clean, and the old blinds and brackets removed. This window is north facing and has the most wonderful winter light streaming in and we never use the blinds so they are gone.
And then Roboboy suddenly wanted a nap. Which he hasn't remotely considered since he was at kindy about 9 months ago. Sure enough he was sick- fever 39.5. So we provided drinks, cuddles, panadol and copious tv while he collapsed on the lounge. So between cooking Chicken, corn and noodle soup from scratch and providing regular temperature checks and medication, I decided, I as am prone to do, that now would be the ideal time to start painting that really clean wall. Windows open to remove fumes- check. Kids nearby to supervise- check. Legoman happily building lego with Liongirl- check. Would you belive I nearly covered that entire wall? Photos coming soon.
I had to scrape this section back as the paint was bubbling. I love seeing the layers of colour history in an old house. Under the custard comes spearmint green. Under that is an olivey green. Goodness knows what's under that one. I usually undercoat and then sand any imperfections as there is likely to be some lead paint around and much better to leave it undisturbed and sand the layer of new undercoat.
So, tomorrow is looking like a day to be feared. Child one- sick with high fevers and severe phobia of taking any medication. Child 2 still on antibiotics from recent infection, still snotty and whingy but thankfully no fear of taking medication. Mother in law sick with pneumonia so unable to be of any assistance. Mother at work. Husband at work. Me- oh yes I've got what child one has. Starting to feel better after 9 days of not feeling good but the glands in my neck are so swollen I look like a rugby forward and can't turn my head properly. Will be getting throught the day courtesy of ABC kids and knowing that no matter what, Legoman will make sure he will be home in time for me to watch "The Block".