Sunday, December 16, 2007


"Mommy, can you induce Flapjack to shake hands with you?"

I've played so much Candy Land lately that it was odd to play cribbage the other day and actually shuffle cards.

"Let's play the 'throw the balloons up in the air game!'"

"Flapjack Junior got very quiet in the room and I knew that she was either sound asleep or getting into mischief."

"Tell me the story about how when Uncle Peter was a little kid and Grandma Char always knew that when he was quiet he was asleep or he was doing something he shouldn't do." (Imagine all of that being said in one breath, very fast.)

We read How the Grinch Stole Christmas at least twice a day, every day.

"Let's play the 'throw the pom-poms up in the air game!'"

"I don't have pink eye, Mommy. I don't like eyedrops!"

At school, they're counting the days to 100 days of school. There has been a marked increase in counting at our house. And thanks to Dora, some of that is in Spanish.

"Is it past my usual bedtime Mommy?" "Yes, Punkin, it's time for bath and bed." "But I'm not tired and I don't want to go to bed!"

Ten minutes later, quiet.

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