10 Questions I Want to Ask Tonight at Parent/Teacher

  1. He’s a good boy, isn’t he?*
  2. Is he a good listener?
  3. Does he pay attention? (Like, at least as much as the other kids?)
  4. Is he keeping up with the work?**
  5. Is he being bullied by —–?***
  6. Does his drawing seem above average?
  7. Isn’t he just the sweetest?****
  8. If you could change anything about him … nah, that’s weird.
  9. On a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being best kid ever …?
  10. As a parent, would you say I’m … ugh, never mind. 
I suspect I’ll actually ask questions 2, 3, 4 and 5. #1 or #7 is bound to come out, too.
* Technically this is a rhetorical question because OF COURSE HE IS!
** If he isn’t, can I blame my husband’s genes?
*** I aired my grievances about this in the fall conference, but I suspect I may bring it up again
**** She’d better say yes

I mean, look at this kid. He’s magic …


Toonies, poutine and Justin Trudeau

I’m over on BuzzFeed today chatting about what we Canadians want to teach Americans … and no, it’s not all about poutine.

(I mean, part of it is, of course.)

(And also our smoking-hot Prime Minster.)

Come say hi?

How to get paint out of a carpet

I feel like this should be part of a longer series I write called “Sloppy DIY: How To Unwreck The House You’ve Been Wrecking While Also Making It Better.”

Hi, I’m Heather, and I get paint on the carpet.

I also get paint on the floor and flick stain onto the kitchen wall (Darling Husband only justttt noticed and it happened at least a month ago).

I shared this quick tip on Instagram a week-ish ago and had to share it here, too, because it’s making my whole life better.*

*Only somewhat of an exaggeration

Yes, I cut the carpet! And it workeddddddd.

Oh, you were expecting a tutorial on making your own carpet cleaning solution out of baking soda and vinegar and other Pinterest-y stuff? Sorry, no. Get some scissors, yo, and snip that paint out!

(It looks way better in here.)

(The end.)

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Board games as wall art

Upcycled crib mattress ottoman

DIY daybed