Project day involves wearing work clothes (already stained with various shades), and this is when the paint comes out and the whole place gets turned upside down.
On these days, I either plan for one of the older children to make dinner, or we conceed that popcorn or a bowl of cereal is a perfectly fine way to end the day. House cleaning is not on the agenda, and children will be largely ignored.
I always plan ahead. I like to have all of my supplies organized the day before so I can get an early start. It also helps to have some really good snacks on hand (for both me and the kids), and maybe a DVD or special craft or activity that can be done without Mom. I break for a few hours when Daddy gets home from work, but often I clock a little more time finishing up after the children are in bed. Then, at the end of the day, it is all put away, finished or not, until a future project day.
This weekend, my sewing area was Slipcover Central as I worked to make some progress on my "Imagine the Impossible" challenge project. And I am so excited about how much got done! Now I'm kind of in GO mode, so I'm declaring Monday another project day this week. I think I'm going to switch gears though and work on painting some furniture. Can't wait to show you...