Sunday, October 25, 2009

Preschool Homework ?!?!

Genevieve was filling out her reading calendar the other day. I guess James thought it looked like fun 'cause he came up to me and said, "Uh, mom? I nee uh do my homework. I got a lotta homework." He was so insistent that I ended up finding a calendar online to print for him. And who knew, but that calendar kept him busy for a good 20 minutes. Then it became a paper airplane. The end.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

It's Hard Work Making Your Parents Crazy

James pooped on the floor and in his pants today. It's been awhile since that has happened. We were not happy. In fact, I decided that James would not get to go to Sunday dinner at Gramma and Grampa's today. So, Mike left with the girls. James was not happy. I sent him to his room to finish throwing a fit and after 30 minutes of wailing and sobbing, it got very quiet. I waited a few more minutes and then decided to take a peek in his room. This is how I found him. He does always manage to make me laugh.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Funny Duh-ta-to

James and I ventured out to the farmer's market this week, where we picked up lots of lovely, local, organic produce. At one of the stands there were boxes of potatoes, picked fresh that very afternoon, low enough for James to reach. 5lbs for $4? We were all over it. Naturally, James chose the funniest potatoes he could find. "Wook, mom! I got a funny duh-ta-to!"

I was excited a few days later, when I realized that James could take his funny potato for show-and-tell at school. They are encouraged to bring things with educational value, especially things from nature. No toys allowed. James was excited, too. When he got in the car after school, I asked him how show-and-tell was. "It was awesome. I make my funny duh-ta-to be a gun!" How convenient.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

What to Do With a Flat Soccer Ball

James found one of his old soccer balls the other day. It was completely flat and he asked me to fix it. Mike was home, so I told him I didn't know how to use the ball pump and pawned him off on Daddy. When they got back from the garage, James showed me his ball and said, "Dad humped it up!"