Feb 2, 2012

Two Things I Learned Today

1. Isabel's playtime logic could prove to be very beneficial to me :
We had one of Isabel's buddies over tonight so his dad could get some work done on their new house. Isabel was tired and a little whiney and wasn't so sure about Daniel playing with her toys. So, instead of pitching a fit about him touching her stuff, she began picking up all of her toys and putting them where they go. Selfish induced cleaning? Never heard of it before, but it worked, and our living room didn't look so much like a disaster :)

Putting away her things didn't work every time, though, so those items were tossed under the couch in a "If I can't play with them, no one can" last ditch effort.

She may have this a little messed up, but she's a smart girl who gets what she wants :)

2. Melted crayons are SO pretty :

I had an urge... A craving, one might say, to be crafty tonight. It doesn't happen often, so when I feel compelled, I try to go with it. Tonight, I decided to make new, fun, pretty crayons out of old crayons. I saw a pin on Pinterest where someone made Valentines by sticking a home made crayon on a piece of paper and writing something cheesy like "Valentine, you color my world." I, of course, thought this was genius, even if it were a little cheese ball. I had a great time crushing up crayons while watching Fringe with Drew an melting them in my oven. Had I titled this entry "Three things I learned today," number 3 would be that using your oven for something other than food is really fun!

I'll show you the finished product when and if I actually finish. I'm bad about that, you know...

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