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We’ve been maidless lately so I’ve been bringing Hercules to school with Aristotle. Unlike Aristotle, it looks like Hercules is going to love school. Already he is having so much fun that he doesn’t want to go home when school begins and he has to leave the premises. Well, I can’t say I really blame him because Aristotle’s school is really fun. They’ve arranged the class so that there are lots of self-contained play areas – for instance, there is a reading corner, a dress up corner, a water play corner, etc. And they regularly change the setup so that the children never get bored of having the same old setup.
Recently, they put in a “science lab”. It was really cool – they had test tubes, magnifying glasses, gloves, eye glasses, eye droppers and even coloured water so they can pretend to conduct their own experiments. The only thing missing were the lab coats! It is normally difficult to get Hercules to go home but I usually manage to extricate him without too much of a scene. Today he had so much fun, he threw a tantrum when I said it was time to go and was rolling around on the floor until I bribed him with a promise to play on the slide on the way out.
Well, at least I know he’ll have no trouble adapting to school when it’s time to start going…
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They say that any new experience is a learning experience. I couldn’t agree more. Who would have thought I would learn so much renovating a house? For instance, did you know that they can get lock washers? Do you even know what they are? Well, I didn’t. I do now, but I’m not entirely sure I understand it’s indications.
And like all learning experiences, the first time you do anything is usually the time when you learn the most. With each subsequent repeat, your learning curve becomes shallower because you now have experience under your belt that can help you avoid the pitfalls you didn’t see coming the first time around.
That said, renovating a house is always fun. I really enjoyed picking out curtain fabrics, wall paper and colour schemes for the walls. I’m no interior designer but I think I did a pretty good job colour-matching (patting self on the back). I think the hardest part of renovations is staying within budget. I mean, how are you supposed to stay within budget when all these people insist on showing you their most expensive stuff that happens to look so much better than the budget stuff? I really hate that.
Hmmm… maybe I should have gone into interior design? I’m kidding. I already have my hands full with two little boys and my early learning adventures.