The children have been playing together so well recently, great imaginative play, I thought I’d share a bit of this with you today. I’m feeling a little under the weather and lay on the couch this afternoon for a while. A game of Doctors and Nurses quickly ensued. Nurse Tommy attended to my immediate needs - a cup of water with a straw, copious amounts of “advil” administered with the playdough syringe. My head was also wrapped in a “germ catcher” to limit the spread of my illness. Doctor Ruby took detailed notes whilst giving me a thorough consultation which included the following questions which left me a little perplexed:
Dr Ruby: How long have you lived in this house?
Patient : 4 months
Dr Ruby: What is the name of your husband?
Dr Ruby: What is your future?
Patient: Erm, could you be more specific?
Dr Ruby: Yes, I mean have you ever seen a squirrel?
The diagnosis? Tummy ache and a sore throat for which I was prescribed 10 days of bedrest. Absolutely NO shots allowed whatsoever
And the curtains, oh those kitchen curtains. Try sewing a heavy linen panel onto a sheer fabric without it puckering. We hung them up on the tensile wire I thought so cool and the whole effect was just nasty. So now we have loads more holes in the kitchen wall and a frustrated husband who spent over an hour putting it up and almost as long dismantling. Fortunately I spent very little money on them as most of it was fabric I had already, but there was definitely blood, sweat and tears involved in their making…I spent ages, embroidering, cutting and sewing.
A few deep breaths and a lot of swearing later, we put up another curtain rod and I have decided to wait a while before hanging them permanently…I’m not sure how I will actually attach them to the pole yet. To be honest, I’m not even sure that I like them. Maybe I should pack them away for now, figure out a way to reuse what is salvageable and chalk this up as a learning experience. (Oh and make it up to an otherwise extremely patient husband). Here's a picture anyway, make up your own mind.