Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Getting your back-to-school supplies at Lowe's. Now that's a real man.

On Monday I will begin my last year of homeschooling. Ever. My last first day of school for the rest of my life.

Homeschooling  year #21.

Boy, that was fast. Just last week we were shopping for five new boxes of crayons, five pairs of scissors with rounded tips that don't cut worth a flip, and 99 cent watercolor sets. Yesterday it was Prismacolor pencils and protractors and giant wall maps.

Now? Laptops. $200 worth of painting supplies—the real stuff. $100 soccer cleats. Dorm refrigerators. Cars, for cryin' out loud!

This year, back-to-school shopping has involved the aforementioned soccer cleats, compression shorts, underarmor, and two cans of paint.

Yes, that was two cans of paint. Actually, one of primer and one of paint.

Man-boy decided that he was tired of his bedroom looking like "an Easter egg" (it was sort of light Sponge-Bob-ocean blue) and was ready for something a bit more manly. He went for a medium brown called "Carmelized Onion." He remarked that "at least it describes the smell."

Okay, maybe that was TMI. But it was accurate.

So for the time being, all of his stuff is in the girls' room and the painting process is underway.

Here's the before:

The pictures really don't do the obnoxiousness of the blue justice.

But that may be because there's more wallboard mud and primer there than paint. Finished photos are coming. Maybe next week.

Be thankful ~



NaomiG said...

Oh painting. Horrible, horrible, horrible job, but so wonderful and lovely when it's done. :-)

Deb said...

Carmelized Onion is the brown I have in my house! It's my favorite color we have.