Monday, August 27, 2007
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Here's a little look back at the past couple of years. I really can't believe how time has flown.
Two years ago today: http://saiaandchago.blogspot.com/2005/08/introducing.html
One year ago today: http://saiaandchago.blogspot.com/2006/08/el-eensy-weensy-araa.html
|animal||if it breathes, it's in||Reyna (see yesterday's post)|
|book||if it's about animals, it's in||today...The Incredibles|
|song||Black Horse and a Cherry Tree||Way I Live|
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Friday, August 17, 2007
But no, this does not mean anyone is ready for a hamster!! [recall: fate of rodents in Of Mice and Men]
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
But these are really their most formative years and do I really want to waste 12 months of their precious little lives just because of the inconvenience it might cause me and will I regret forever not having found just the perfect school with just the perfect teachers to help give them that perfect step up before they fall into the pit of public schooldom for potentially the next decade-and-a-half?
And then they go and do something like this, and I think, well, maybe I can hold out for another week.
This is reptile week. On Monday they learned about frogs. On Tuesday they learned about lizards. As per usual, I grill them all the way home about everything they learned that day. Last night, as they were rattling off the names of all the lizards they learned about yesterday, Chago said that his favorite was the runforit lizard.
"The what?" I said; because Mama knows everything, of course, and I'd never heard of such a thing before.
"The runforit lizard," he said again, enunciating so clearly and loudly and with just the right hint of condescension that it's like looking in a mirror.
"Run for it?" I ask.
"Yes," he says.
"RUN. FOR. IT." I repeat. "Is that right?"
"Yes, Mom," he confirms. "Teacher says it's the fastest lizard in California!"
[And even I had to admit that was a little cute - if somewhat of a deceptive method for covering up the fact that you don't know it's called a viviparous lizard -- yes, I googled it, so what? The Google is all-knowing.]
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
All in all, a very successful outing.
Monday, August 13, 2007
Sunday, August 12, 2007
Friday, August 10, 2007
Monday, August 06, 2007
Wednesday, August 01, 2007
"But I'm NOT sick, Mom!" he retorts because I won't let him go outside to play.
"But you're too sick to go to school, aren't you?" I ask.
"Then if you think you're gonna pull on me the whole I'm-full-Mom-but-not-too-full-for-dessert trick, let me just stop you before you get on your roll." I tell him.
"But I wasn't going to say that, Mom," he starts pulling out the charms.
"Then what is it, son?"
"The sun will just make me feel better because it has vitamins."
[Dammit! I HATE it when he does this!!!]