These pics of K and C came about because I was bashing nails into the wall (I love to be that girl - I just need a pink drill now) and Connor wanted to have a go too.
I told him we'd get him some wood and then he could have at it, not in my walls!
So the other weekend I had a bee in my bonnet. I have a 1:1 date with each twin every month and so K and I went to have our girl date at Mega Mica.
Don't you love that image?!
Have I told you before how much I love hardware stores? OH MY WORD - you could buy me gift vouchers from there and I would be in heaven. I also really like the way everyone really knows their stuff - you can ask any of those guys and they all know (or pretend to, very well) exactly what you want, what you should get, etc. Perfect shopping for me.
So we bought wood which I had to get cut into random pieces - and now that I know they charge R25, I'm going to be much more specific next time (call me Ana White!).
We also bought some white pebbles which the kids are going to paint with their little friends when next we have little friends over. Caren, you keen?
I bought some hinges for my one cupboard and some door handles that I can't WAIT to show you - seriously, my best buy of 2015 so far!!!
And of course, I bought some stationery - the most divine soft crayons in a little carry case. They were for the kids but I've taken them for me............................
I also brought home 7 paint swatches of grey (I won't say it if you don't...) so I can finally find the perfect shade for the inside of my house, and I decided I'm having an accent dark grey wall outside so I don't have to fly to Ballito every time I crave grey wall pics.
Do you see how easily I can spend money there?
(this lot was R575 and I hardly got going)
Kendra was in her element and told me we need to go back to buy some flowers to plant. Okay then... (she doesn't fully realise the extent of my plant-killing nature).
I'm very comfortable around wood (my father does kitchen and other
cabinetry) - I made my own lap desk for homework in front of the TV when
I was about 12 or so. It also kills me a little to PAY for bits of
wood, but then again, we're not in PE so I have to suck it up.
By the way, the wood cost R45 plus the R25 cutting fee = R70 = the second best money spent ever. And we only used 2 of the 6 pieces - yes!
These two were bashing nails into that wood and painting it for a good hour, if not longer. You just have to train the kids on safety and show them how to hold the hammer and not to fight while holding said hammer..................
Do you have one-on-one dates with your kids? What do you like to do?