When I was a toddler, I was notorious for making messes. I was the baby whose highchair sat on a plastic drop cloth. On spaghetti night (my favorite!) I ate dinner in little more than a diaper, and I was taken straight from the highchair to the tub. I would have spaghetti in places my parents wouldn’t have thought possible, including in my hair.
Since then, things have gotten better, but, if I’m being completely honest, I never grew out of the mess making. I rarely eat without dropping food on myself. I can’t cook without creating chaos in the kitchen. I am positively incapable of doing barn chores without turning myself into an absolute hot mess (and “hot” is probably wildly inaccurate).
So you guys can maybe imagine how painting turns out for me.
Two days ago at a restaurant:
“You have a mark on your face…?”
Yesterday at work:
“So what color are you painting your cabinets?”
*I search over my arms for a second, find a relatively large swath of paint, and point.*
So far, I have sacrificed two shirts, a pair of shorts, and a pair of jeans to the painting gods. I have found paint in my hair, but only once so far. I have also gotten paint on the floor, the countertops, a mirror, and the walls. (As well as on various limbs I can’t seem to scrub hard enough.)
But…so far…I am digging the new cabinet color. When I finish, which is a while off with my schedule, I will show all of you, but in the meantime, if I happen to cross your mind and you wonder what I’m up to, there’s a really good chance it’s painting…