2.03.2009

All by MYself... don't wanna be...all by MYself...

Captain America flew the coop for warmer temps. A "work conference" is his flimsy excuse. And it's Dallas, so it's not like it's a tropical island or anything, but there's no snow on the ground there. And it wasn't -16 in Dallas this morning.

I'm pretty sure God brings me these weeks to remind me I'm in a partnership. Because when Captain America's gone, I miss him. And all the things he does around the house and with the girls. Watching American Idol together. Chatting online because he's in the living room and I'm in "the office" and the girls are sleeping.

Anyway, we're getting by here. Ella's shown some real interest in presidents lately, so I got her an Abraham Lincoln book out of her Firefly Scholastic catalog. Which, of course, led to me having to explain slavery to a 5 year old last night. Stemming out of "Why did they SHOOT HIM??" and followed by a series of "Why did ____?"

I actually managed to get up, get showered and have all of us out the door before 8 for school. I was the helper at preschool today. So thankful the kids were pokey, and didn't have time to go outside.

Natalie and I went to Target, and picked up lunch at Arby's. This afternoon we all watched Mary Poppins. I'd forgotten how long it is. But it was fun to sing along, and the girls loved it. I'm hoping it takes Annie's spot for a while and they forget about Annie til they're a little older. Before they start singing the "Dumb Dog" song or asking what gin is and why Miss Hannigan drinks so much of it and why does Miss Hannigan kiss so many men? I'd prefer "Spoonful of Sugar" for now. (The girls LOVE musicals. Any you can think of that are age appropriate, or really just not awful, for a 3 & 5 yr old, I'd love some suggestions)

Then we worked on Ella's homework. Which is really just reading a book that she brings home from school in addition to her library book. Some of them are really easy. Since, you know, it's kindergarten. But tonight's book had words like "vacation" and "surfboard." And I'll be darned & kicked in the butt if she didn't read those words with ease. But my favorite was when she said, "We read it like that because there's an excited mark!" And then, "That one has a mystery mark." So I felt obligated to correct her, despite the cuteness. "Honey, it's a question mark." "Well I like to call it a mystery mark, because it's a mystery."

I wonder how long she can get by with that in school...

4 comments:

Patty said...
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Patty said...

Oh, those cute comments are the best! Write them down because you WILL forget! It's fun to talk about them years from now when they are grown up and fly the coop!

Jessica said...

Brady and I have totally called each other from different rooms in the house rather than get some much needed exercise and actually take the stairs. Sad, but true. And BTW, I LOVE Arby's!!! We finally got them up a year or two ago. Finally.

Angela Merrithew said...

Have you tried "The Music Man" or "Hello Dolly"?
I would suggest The Sound of Music but find it hard to believe you don't already have it AND the whole NAZI thing might be harder to explain than Miss Hannigan's gin. ;)