On the desk here is a tin box full of marbles. This being Canada, it's imprinted with both English and French.
Turns out, a box full of marbles translates to une multitude de billes.
Which is a direct metaphor for this morning.
Cass is finishing an....ambitious....project for his third grade class.It's a desert habitat, complete with research, figurines, and a diorama. While the research part went smoothly, and his papers are typed*, the painting and finishing of the diorama has been.....well, a challenge.
(I'm currently hiding out in the living room so I have to interact as little as possible.)
Not that he's not doing an awesome job. And I'm certainly not against giving him a hand with colour choices and detail work with a toothpick, should it come to that.
But holy God, he's like a room full of weasels to get to concentrate on the task at hand. Three hours, three figurines. And we haven't touched the plants yet. I've finally called a time out to go to town and get more yellow paint and I don't know....break up the drama or something?
And now I'm got the music up loud and I'm listening to them giggle over their lunches. Tempest departed.
*By him. This summer I discovered that Cass likes to write much more if he can type on the computer. Win-win, as far as I'm concerned.