How long until we were buried up to our necks in My Little Ponies and pieces of discarded popcorn and semi-functional markers without lids? Not long, I assert, not long at all.
Last week I attended Ella's school's "Art Showcase" to learn about how the teachers incorporate arts and technology into the standard curriculum. Ella loves school, brings home cool art, and seems to be learning a lot, so I was prepared to be generally impressed. Any organization that wants to provide the paint and glitter and [...]
Ella: Is there a cost to my surprise present? Me: Yes! A kiss. Ella: Hiissssssss. Me: No. A kiss. Ella: Hiiiiissssssss. Me: No! K- K- Kiss! Ella: I don't understand your point.
Apparently math has a minimal sense of irony. That'll teach me to do sarcastic research affiliated with my own account.
I love the Princess Bride. My sister and I watched it several (dozen) times growing up, and I read the book a couple of years ago. (Did you know the book is hilarious!? S. Morgenstern, so talented.) As I was reading the book, I felt a sense of connection with the main character. Not Buttercup, who [...]
Hypothesis There exists an inverse relationship between the number of times a child says your name to get your attention and the importance of the thing they are about to say. Observations [While I am on the phone] "Ella's mom? Ella's mom? Can you do something for me? How long are you going to be on the phone? Are [...]
This blog will not just be about my kids. They are probably the funniest thing in my life, and I want this blog to be funny. But they take over pretty much everything and I have to fight back. So I am going to post a recipe. It is easy, it is healthy, it is [...]
Friends never wake up at night, except to go independently to the bathroom or quietly solve their own problems.
I am awake. I am tired, and work and school are opening late on account of the 1.5 inches of snow, and I have fresh, supremely warm flannel sheets on my bed. But I am not in bed. D2 convinced me that I wanted to watch Octonauts--and she is very persuasive. I tried to resist. [...]
Fortunately, as I said, we were toward the back. And in an act of true grace, the woman immediately behind us was *actually* blind. And there was another three-year old who kept yelling loudly. I thought we could make it.