my temporary space: At one point I had all eight children in here with me as I was trying to finish up a couple of deadlines. Children were under the table and a few train tracks under the shelves. It was fun to have everyone squished in there with me talking, laughing and wanting to be with me.
Bad mommy moment: I walked into a room and exasperated said, "Who is the idiot that smeared mud all over the windows?" A few hours later big "I" came in and said, "Mom I didn't appreciate being called an idiot." I had forgotten about the windows and reassured him that I didn't think he was an idiot and was sure I had never said that. He grinned and said, "You said, 'Who's the idiot that smeared mud on the windows?' and I was the one who did it, so technically you called me an idiot." My mouth dropped and I tried to think of a way out of it, but he was laughing so hard he fell to the ground with laughter. I still feel horrible.
Cottage Village Quilt: Set up an album on the side so that I could see the blocks together and think about colors. It's fun to see them all together. I need to start working on the next block. You can find the album here.