We had the excitement of helping Beckham create an art wall in his playroom this past weekend. Mommy & I painted, while Daddy & Grandpa worked on the mill work to frame the chalkboard and art wall.
Have you tried the chalkboard paint?
It is pretty cool,
two coats and three days of waiting
you have a chalkboard!
I think the three day wait
was harder for Mommy
This little chalkboard "thank you" note
came via email
It's a little grainy,
probably taken with Mommy or Daddy's phone...
but so cute, I had to share!
The blue half of the wall is where Beckham and Avry's artwork
Mommy is still working on that side
will add wall words above the crown moulding
with a verse about children and art...
The 3 days of waiting were up
and it was time to write on the blackboard
Beckham told Mommy
that he wanted to write on the blueboard...
I was worried about that!
As a kid,
I loved chalkboards.
The sound of the chalk on the board,
the chalk dust on your finger tips...
Being a farm kid,
I was always envious
of the town kids
that got to stay after school
to wash the chalkboards...I so wanted to do this!
I did get to be the eraser monitor once...
The monitor was in charge of taking the erasers
to the janitors room
to be cleaned.
There was a big and noisy machine just for this.
And then there were the naughty kids...
who had to stand with their noses against the chalkboard.
Mom, if you are reading this, I wasn't one of those kids.
teachers probably aren't allowed to do this today.
the newer schools probably don't even have chalkboards...
A few weeks ago I was with my the two sisters in an antique shop in Minnesota
when I found this...
I think I might have screamed out loud,
when I found it...
An item I had forgotten about,
how much I thought these
Do you remember these?
Now do you?
I may be dating myself here,
but for you younger readers,
these were used by the music teacher to draw a music staff on the chalkboard.
I can hardly wait to draw music staffs with Beckham on his new chalkboard
and with any luck at all,
I might get to stay late to help wash the chalkboard!
Have a good day,