If anyone ever wonders why my cooking/baking sometimes doesn't work out, the above picture is a clue. I have a lunatic for a sidekick. An interesting new development in her language skills is that she's stopped saying "yeeeaaaahh" and has started saying "ja!" Very funny.
Whenever we get packages in the mail we save the packing paper, iron it up and keep it for some kind of later use. (What was that? Did you say "pack rat"?") Yesterday I taped a big piece to the floor and let the girls color. Greta is not very good at coloring and we have to watch her to keep from eating the crayons, but she is slowly starting to get the idea! I think if we had those crayon rocks or something similar--something other than a stick--she'd be a little more successful.
I'm really eager to have a dressup box in this house. Anja would LOVE a dress up box. Right now we have a falling-apart basket under the bed that she rarely even finds, and the only things in it are some halloween costumes. But she dresses herself up all day long--for example, the other day she insisted that she and Greta wear Christmas clothes. And we've got these rabbit ears headbands that are constantly being worn by both of them. I just think they'd have so much fun with a dressup box, and I think it's kind of a must-have anyway.... it's just that we have NO PLACE to put one. Well, another thing to look forward to when we have a playroom, I guess.
This box--which is currently storing my sewing stuff and fabric--would make the perfect dress up box. And as for sewing storage, it's pretty rotten. It's better than garbage bags, but not a lot.