...which do you want first?
Not that I can actually hear you, but I wanted to give you the option. Major Dad will sometimes come up to me with his "I'm about to go all Marine on somebody" look and ask me the same question. There's no right answer with him, because the bad news is usually really bad and the good news is usually something tossed on as an afterthought...like bubblegum flavored cough syrup. Sure it's sort of bubble gummy, but not enough to take away the rest of the nasty pharmaceutical taste.
But I digress (as usual)...so here's the good news...I'm writing a new book. Yay! And the bad news? I don't know when I'll be updating the blog. Boo! Here's what I have recently discovered, trying to research and write a book while homeschooling a 9 year old social butterfly and a 5 year old who has the uncanny ability to break anything just by looking at it, is a wee bit difficult. And by wee bit, I mean stupefyingly ridiculous.
Here's how it generally goes:
Me: (nose buried in research books, pen frantically scribbling notes that no one but me can read)
Ella: May I use your scissors?
Me: Sure. (back to scribbling)
Ella: The orange ones or the blue ones?
Me: Doesn't matter, help yourself.
Jack: Mommy, can I have scissors?
Jack: Can I have glue?
Jack: Can I have tape?
Me: (sigh) Why do you want tape?
Jack: So I can make a mouse.
Ella: Do we have any glitter?
Me: Wait, what? A mouse?
Ella: No, glitter. Why would I want a mouse?
Jack: Elllllaaaaa! It's my mouse.
Me: Why do you need glitter?
Ella: For the spaceship.
Jack: Oooooh, can I have glitter for a spaceship too?
Ella: No me or no Jack?
Me: Yes tape. No glitter. Now please go play. (sigh. Resume research and scribbling...but now my notes don't even make sense to me.)
Or for a better example...right now Ella and Jack are attempting to play baseball inside the house using a Beanie Baby and a yardstick. Poor Beanie Baby.