This is the wall of my recently redecorated office, after leaving two kids out of sight for a few minutes. It took them no time at all to discover the furniture touch-up pen I had so cleverly hidden underneath the ledge of the headboard in the picture. When I walked into the room, they had not only painted the lovely mural pictured above, but also decorated each other’s faces with whiskers and tribal patterns.
(I didn’t take a picture of the faces because I immediately tried to clean them up, since I had no idea how permanent that touch-up pen would be on skin.)
Now I’m thinking of leaving the wall as is.
Ah, kids. Children, sanity, a neat house: you can only pick two.
Here’s a picture of the actual “office” half of the office. (The other half contains a nice queen-sized bed, since the office also serves as a guest bedroom for the occasional visitors.) The table just edging into the frame on the right is a gen-u-wine typewriter table, holding the Olympia SM-9. Another Olympia (SM-4) is currently pulling decorative duty on the bookshelf.
Lifestyles of the not-so-rich-and-famous…