Language Lessons

Recently the girls were lamenting the fact that they could not stay and watch a movie at a swim club party. “Mom, why can’t we stay and watch?” “Well, there’s just some language in the…

A new type of hero

The kids are all very proud of their uncle who is currently serving our country in the US Air Force.  He was recently deployed, so we took the kids to the airport to see him…

Questions, questions

5 minutes.  3 kids.  Infinite question possibilities.   Take for example the following questions, asked by the redhead.  The format was: 1.)  Ask question.  2.)  Pause ever so briefly for the answer.  When the answer is…

Did Pele start this way?

“How was your first day at soccer practice?” Mom asked. “Great.  We jiggled through the noses.” the boy replied. “I think he means he dribbled through the cones” I clarified as the boy ran down…

Bambi VS Shamu

Today our budding 4th grader returned home from what according to all accounts was a banner start to the year. (Naturally the bar is set high considering that on her first day of 2nd grade…

Do you know…

Wow… it’s been a while.  Latest update: The boy, singing:  “Do you know the muffin man? The muffin man, the muffin man.  Do you know the muffin man? He lives on Drury Land.” Emma:  “It’s…