Image by lorda via FlickrIn honor of Bastille Day, I made croissants and pain au chocolat. The croissants turned out quite well. The pain au chocolat, while quite tasty, was too big (see right). I should have divided each square in half, as I did for the croissants, but I underestimated how much they would rise. Oh well. Lesson learned. I've also challenged my kids to find out what Bastille Day is. They're currently ignoring that challenge and playing Risk. They have until the end of the day, so hopefully, they'll meet the challenge eventually. It's another gorgeous day, so we have plans to play tennis and visit the pool again. I did a bit of writing this morning, have a couple more emails to send out, and maybe a bit of web work. I think it's hard to keep the kids occupied and get your work done. I could simply send them out (as my mom did), but I'm in that high maintenance parenting mode, where I don't want my kids to "waste" their summer. And there is summer reading to do and instrument practice, etc. So I feel the need to keep them on their toes a bit--and that takes effort. And yes, I know I've written two blog posts today already.