Crayons and Princesses

This is how my day began:

We all got up at 7am, had the older girls off to the bus stop at 8, went downstairs to do some laundry and this is what I found when I emptied out the dryer:

Crayon in the laundry!

An entire load of laundry, covered in blotches of blue, red, and yellow crayon wax. SO. NOT. COOL. I did manage to stay remarkably calm however, since I have previous experience dealing with such an event as this. I mean, things in pockets happen right? The last time this happened, I vowed that I would start to check pockets more faithfully; but see that little silver sweater in the picture with the little pocket with the sparkly button? Yup, that’s the culprit! That little crayon box was still tucked in there for me to find. I had to cut myself some slack when I discovered this since I probably still would never think to check that little pocket…

The last time this happened the crayons were Crayola. I put them back into the washing machine in hot water with some Oxy Clean, which I only use in this type of situation (as opposed to my homemade laundry soap which I normally use), and VOILA! Clean again. Well, as many of you know, Crayola really knows what they are doing, and yes, their products really are washable. These crayons, however, are not. Bummer. Well, I’ve spent some time today scrubbing laundry in an attempt to save it (some articles of clothing proving more successful than others), and so I did not have time to post a recipe. I will post another on Saturday.

On another more lovely note, after finishing the dishes the other day after lunch, this is what I found:

my reading princess

My littlest princess “reading” a novel in the sunlight contently. I love this girl.

From crayons to princesses, life remains interesting!

Thanks for reading,

Karen

Show me Your ways, O Lord; teach me Your paths. Lead me in Your truth and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation; on You I wait all the day.” Psalm 25:4&5