About a month ago, when I changed out winter clothes for summer clothes (What was I thinking?! Winter refuses to go away.) I rearranged Ruby’s drawers. With threats thrown out for the neatness to last longer than the next load of laundry, she’s taken her job seriously. Every time she puts her clothes away, she […]
Out with the old, in with the new.
Today we’re clearing off the school shelves, putting last year’s books in storage and getting out next year’s books. It’s almost fun. Folders are cleared out and put into manila envelopes, scores are recoded, and it all goes away. It’s a beautiful thing. Actually, it’s not so pretty. I momentarily thought of taking a photo […]
Heavy thoughts for a Monday.
As I walked through a grocery store tonight, I ran into a friend. She also has six children. After commenting that we look an awful lot alike when it comes to family size and mentioning how people never fail to comment, we went our separate ways. Less than three seconds later, I was cornered by […]
Snapshots: photos of Monday
A project in the making… A boy who found an open can of peanut butter and an open jar of jelly, climbed on up, and helped himself – deciding to skip the bread. Self-entertaining children. Realizing that the branch sways almost violently when someone swings, they decided to work together. Liberty got a free ride, […]
The perils to feeding leftover garlic chicken pasta to toddlers at lunchtime. Man, I wish Brady (the dog) liked pasta.
If you give a mouse a cookie…
A good closet cleanout always produces a pile of castoffs. A pile of castoffs requires a bit of creativity. Creativity creates a good project. One project requires another. And another. And another. And another. And pretty soon, that pile of castoffs, combined with raiding Grandma’s for unworn T-shirts, and you find yourself with four little […]
Reading lesson 101.
Ruby was doing her reading lessons yesterday, and that hard “C” sound was getting the better of her. As a poor child who struggles with the C’s and G’s anyway, learning to sound out those words has been interesting. The word: CAT. “Tat.” “No.” “Tap.” “No.” “Trap.” “Ruby! There’s no ‘R’. There’s no ‘P’. SOUND […]
Charlie wanted to sample the fried chicken as it was coming out of the pan tonight. I warned her it was hot. Seconds later, she informed me she’d fixed it. Ruby thought her clever and joined in the fun – although it looks like she got a little napkin with her chicken!
These are the days. Some are harder than other.
For the last four days, my house has been a sick zone. Charlotte, Ruby, and Sterling have all lost their innards more times than I can count. Eden complained of a stomach ache but I have yet to see the same symptoms erupting from her. (Being sick might just be a good excuse to curl […]
That Tonka truck has provided more hours of entertainment, more races around the living room, more “rides” than even my stroller, I think. Silly children.