Last week, while Brad was out of town, the kids and I painted the laundry room. All by ourselves. Big accomplishment, people.
The color is "Haystack" by Martha Stewart and isn't it cheerful? I love it. Originally I wanted blue, but I decided doing laundry makes me blue enough. I need sunshine while I sort.
Anyway, while I painted I listened to this...
Such a fascinating memoir. Chua is a Chinese-American mom who has chosen to raise her daughters in the Chinese tradition. As a result they are straight-A students who play concertos at Carnegie Hall. The author is honest and some of her confessions are shocking.
Listening, I felt like a really great mom. Except for the chapters that made me feel like a really lazy American mom. I think this will be my bookclub pick, a real conversation-starter.
Which reminds me, this month our bookclub read Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford. Coincidentally, also a novel about a Chinese-American family. This one is set in Seattle during WWII. A sweet love story with a happy ending! I liked it.
And now, back to the laundry room...