OK - now you know about the top being refinished, and the parts you can see being repainted.
What I didn't tell you is a little secret I discovered underneath the table top.
Being that this is written in cursive, I figure Katie must have been about 8 years old when she signed our table. Certainly old enough to know better.
And here's what I find interesting about this recent discovery. What once would have caused me to be upset, wonder where I had gone wrong in teaching her, or trying to figure out the best strategy for discipline now only brings a smile to my face.
Why? Katie is grown now. She is 21.
She is the wife of Alexander, working on their 3rd year of marriage. She is working full time at McBride Clinic, is paying her own way through nursing school and will graduate this May with her RN degree . She is a loving sister, a fun Aunt Kate-Kate, and a wonderful daughter. She's hardworking, extremely talented and our go-to for medical questions.
So moms and dads. When you discover those signatures and masterpieces in your closets, cabinets, window sills, etc., just know that some day it won't bother you so much. Your little artists will have grown into amazing adults!
Besides, I'm sure Katie knows by now not to write on the furniture. Wait... maybe I need to have Alexander check underneath their table!