Saturday, January 19, 2013

No recess in college? Say it ain't so.

7-years old
January 1, 2013
On the way to school

While driving Jaden asks, "In college, is there recess?"

"No baby," I answered, but was curious where this sudden interest in college came from? Perhaps it's my continual talk of education. Not just for the kids, but for myself.

"Noooooo! Why? I want recess." Her disappointment was apparent.

I thought back to my college years, and was slapped in the face with reality. College was recess. All four years of it. If I had only known that then I think I would have enjoyed it more.

She's going to love college if she goes. I just hope not too much. 

Friday, January 18, 2013

Is the middle toe bad?

My Chunk
5-years old
December 11, 2012

Is the middle toe bad?
Several weeks ago I heard Marcus say from the living room, "Ooooh, that's a middle finger!" 

From the tone of his voice I knew, that he knew, it was bad and something not to be done. I stood in the kitchen wondering just where or how the kids had seen that? Was it on the road somewhere, or had they seen it in a movie? I also wondered who explained it to the kids that it was bad?

Needless to say, I was surprised.

Before I know it, he's yelling into the kitchen, "Hey mom, what about the middle toe? Is that okay?"

I got quiet. It took me a moment to gather my thoughts. I asked, "What do you mean?"

"You know, if you use the middle toe, is it bad?"

No buddy, it is not bad. 

This is the original posting from Twitter: OMG! I just heard Marcus say "Ooooh, that's a middle finger." "Hey mom, what about the middle toe. Is that okay?" hahaha

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Lioness Isis: Boldest Big Cat at Brookfield Zoo

4-years old

While living in Chicago the Brookfield Zoo became our stomping grounds. Marcus was much younger, perhaps two and half, and he was still hanging in the stroller more often than not.

Our first trip to Brookfield Zoo was in February 2009. It was cold, but we loved it. From that point on, there wasn't a week that passed that we didn't visit the zoo for an afternoon outing.