In this book a mother tries in vain to get her daughter to eat her peas. She offers her all sorts of outrageous things such as a zoo, candy factories and the like. In the end, she meekly adds to the enormous list a new fluffy, pink, pencil case.
Well, here in KAUST, the students are not required to bring school supplies but Marcella's teacher did request two items: a flash drive and a pencil case! It was too hard for us parents to deny Eleanor the pencil case this time, so, when we took Marcella to get hers, we got Eleanor one too. We also got this great pencil sharpener that I love! Our electric sharpeners just do not last and this one is a nice hand krank with metal parts. I love it and it works great.
We hang our kids' art work up all over the house on mini clotheslines made from yarn and small clothespins. Eben and Eleanor were making more art for the lines. Casey and I were so shocked but did not scold or get upset because the twins were so innocent in their work. We talked with them about how we write only on paper and went through a lsit of what is good to write on and what is not. The twins are cleaning up their creations, although it will take us about a week because we only manage to do a little bit each day.
They even created a nice lower case e! Eben said he wants to clean that one!