Hannah, spell ‘fret’…

You may recall the previous post on Hannah's writing and spelling ability. Well last night she added a new keeper to the category of Hannah learns to spell. We were sitting around the dinner table finishing our meal while Hannah, who had already finished, broke out a pencil and paper so she could practice for her spelling test. She is on words that end in 'et' and 'ig' and she cruised through all her practice words with ease. She asked if we could give her a few challenge words, you know, a bit Read more [...]

They really do love each other…

How many of you parents get tired of hearing your kids bickering with each other? I know I do. Sometimes it seems that bickering is the only way they can communicate. And sometimes, even when they are trying to help each other it comes across as being mean-spirited, like when Noah yells at Hannah not to eat something. He is only concerned with her getting hold of something that might stir up her food allergies, but he sounds really mean when he 'warns' her. Anyway, I asked that question to get to Read more [...]

They grow up too fast…

My kids amaze me. Their wit, their compassion, their humor, their awareness... sometimes especially that last one. Remember being a kid? That is mostly directed at those 1960's children whom I consider my peers. What is your earliest 'worldy event' memory? I don't remember anything about Viet Nam, I think I was sheltered from all that. The first thing I can recall that was 'big news' was Watergate when I was in sixth grade, so that made me what, 11, 12ish? I also recall predicting the winner of Read more [...]

Kids Say v.2.0…

You may remember the first edition of Kids Say, but the girl child has added a few more gems so I though I would share. Her - "Can I be excused?"... from the table.Me - "How much did you eat?"Her - "I don't know."Me - "Well how much is left?"Her - "Three halfs." Her commenting on my son's sleeping over at Grandma and Grandpas house;Her - "He is lucky, he's gonna get donuts."Me - "Why do you think he is going to get donuts/"Her - "Cause Grandpa always gets donuts when we beg." While on our way Read more [...]

6 year old sleepover

My daughter is having a sleepover with her friend tomorrow night and she presented me with a written list of what she wants to do during the sleepover. Can anybody help me decipher this? She wants to: paly games and liscin to my inp3 palyer haev pytsa wactv and dowl and wac a moovy She added the following to the list this morning (12/31/2005): read a book (everyone should be able to get that one) and look at the Cisrmois tryye and do my karoke liin to radyo disny Actually, I know Read more [...]

As American as apple….

From the other room I heard my son telling my daughter to stop. First reaction, OK what now... as he comes running into my office saying "look what she did!" A little background first. My daughter has been into apples, but lately, she likes chewing the peel off of them and leaving most of the meat of the apple there. Don't ask me why, I don't know. As long as she is eating something even remotely healthy, I'm happy. So back to the story... He comes in holding this apple that she has 'peeled' Read more [...]