The unnamed child returned to school last week. So far, so good — except that she has a an enormous amount of homework, and she has only been in school for 4 days.
She is taking Modern World History and Ancient World History at the same time, so how she knows what century she is in is beyond me.
She is also taking the hardest math class offered in high school. Since math has never been my strong suit, I definitely am unable to help her with Statistics and Trig. I’m pretty sure she surpassed me in math around the third grade. It’s a strange feeling when you realize that your child is smarter than you.
As far as “street” smarts and experience go, I still know a bit more than her … but I’m sure it won’t be long before she aces me on that too.
One thing she knows nothing about is cars. She has been scouring Craigslist ads looking for her future car, since she will have her restricted license in two months. So when I get questions like “Is two hundred thousand miles a lot?” and “Does replacing the engine cost much?” I realize she and Topher need to sit down and discuss vehicles.
I’m pretty sure that she is going to need to lower her expectations. What she wants, and what she can afford with her babysitting money, are two totally different things.
If you happen to be reading this, my dear daughter, you can cross that bright red convertible luxury car (in need of a front bumper and driver side quarter panel) right off of your list.
Speaking of homework, this little desk I just finished would be the perfect place to get some done.
My brother found this desk off of Craigslist, not realizing how low the desktop really was. It’s more of a child size than the size he was looking for — but it was cheap, and the people were nice, so he bought it anyway … and then he dropped it off to me. Once again, I forgot to take a before pic until the first coat of paint was already on.
I painted it a pretty turquoise color, and then I painted the drawer inserts white.
Last week I got a package in the mail from Decor Art where they sent me a few of their Gloss Enamels stick-on stencils to try out and some of their Americana Multi-Surface satin paint.
I used the small stencil around the border of the top of the desk.
Then I used another stencil around where the knobs would go on the drawers. I loved that the stencils stuck on and stayed right where I put them! I then distressed the desk and coated it in a clear wax. I then replaced the knobs with some cute ones I got at Hobby Lobby.
Voila! A perfect back to school desk!
(And a special appearance by the cork board from earlier this month….)