Monday, June 18, 2007

Separation going well

Kids are resilient. This weekend was the beginning of some of the odd scheduling that will begin in September due to my new job. Charlotte and Benjamin did well as we juggled being in three places on Saturday morning and then my being away Sunday afternoon until 10pm. I'm sure, just as long as we continue to adore them as we do, that they'll be fine.

Friday, June 15, 2007


Charlotte and Ben were playing while I was emptying the dishwasher this morning.
The mornings usually go like this:
Charlotte wakes up at a little before 7am and gets to watch HI-5 on TLC.
I shower, get dressed and check in with her.
Next, Ben is either awake or I wake him.
Both kids dress. Charlotte by herself and Ben helps me quite well.
Next, the kids play as I empty the dishwasher, set up fruit, milk & cereal.

Today, Charlotte and Ben were playing with her animals on the couch.
Charlotte sat on the floor with some of the animals and Ben was going to bring another over.

"I've got enough of a compilation here," Charlotte said to him.

You'd think he'd have no idea what she said.
You'd think she'd have no idea what she said.
Nonetheless, he brought that last animal back to the couch.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Remembering the Story

Watching the beginning of "The Prince of Egypt" in complete silence... it suddenly dawned on Charlotte that we were watching something she knew.

"This is the story of Passover!" she exclaimed with a smile and an acknowledgment of her memory of the holiday.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

The Princess Bride

While watching "The Princess Bride" for the umpteenth time as any good child should...
Charlotte commented while watching the sword fight between the dread pirate Roberts and Inigo Montoya that...

"I will never be in a sword fight. It is just too dangerous."


We are having less and less time to make more and more of an impact on our kids. It has all become apparent as they are with their sitter and then their camp/preschool more often this summer.

Lindsay, our new goddess-in-training babysitter has been with the kids during the day for the last two weeks.

Yesterday, I gave Charlotte a book about Bunnies and Hares after she, Lindsay and Ben finished a number scavenger hunt that I had created.

"It is too wordy," commented Charlotte about the book.

And now, we have an entirely new vocabulary source.

Back in Business

It is my intent to be here to stay.
The format may include some parenting comments but mostly short notes on the kids and their language.