August’s Honey Do List

It’s official: Eddy is now the ‘World’s Most Patient Husband’. He has painted the kids’ new room, and ours, moved furniture and boxes of heavy books back and forth countless times, installed lights and bookcases, and now is refinishing and resizing the new crib. What a good guy. He’s been working his way through his ‘honey do list’ with alarming speed, leaving me under much pressure to update it!

As we’re in France we’re subject to all kinds of strange laws: garage sales are illegal, you must eat at least one kind of cheese a day, and making loud noises is forbidden on Sunday except from 10 am -12 pm. So Eddy is now relaxing on the bed re-reading his childhood comics, and enjoying the afternoon off.

We managed to toss the children into bed at the same time, and amazingly they both seem to have fallen asleep. Actually, we always put them down for a nap at the same time, and I think this tradition is going to continue well into their teenage years. Owen falls asleep easily (now) and Jonah is very good about entertaining himself for two or three hours with a stack of books and his collection of stuffed animals.

It’s amazing the amount of stuff they both have in their beds, and how they actually manage to wedge themselves in, under and around their toy collections. Owen woke up in the middle of the night the other night because he’d lost some of his little plastic people. I clean their beds out every evening, but they always seem to be able to smuggle more stuff back in!