The Halloween costume decision-making has begun! Here are the current top runners for each kid, by order of age.
Faith: an Empty Child. “Are you my mummy?”
Abby: Queen Elizabeth the First.
Bede: The Flying Dutchman’s Ghost, as portrayed by Sponge Bob.
Gilbert: The Tenth Doctor!
Trixie: Dorothy Gale
Gloria: The Wicked Witch of the West
Today in homeschool we read “Take Me Out to Pronoun Game” in our splendid and beloved grammar text, Grammar Town. It is, as the title implies, an homage to the famous vaudeville routine performed by Abbot and Costello.
Sean mentioned the Carson Reagan impression which is also hilarious:
The children have been playing with a set of dominoes all afternoon. They aren’t playing dominoes proper, they’re setting them up and knocking them down. I don’t have the nerves for that as a pastime, especially with six kids all gamboling about.
I read a Salon.com article about divided attention and how the Internet is rotting our brains. In honor of that, well, in honor of trying to stop brain rot, I’m going to stop making in-text links as a general rule.
I hope to get a new camera next week, which will stop the pictureless posting.
[Yes, the Internet is rotting your brain](http://www.salon.com/books/laura_miller/2010/05/09/the_shallows)
Cardinal Double 12 Color Dot Mexican Train Dominoes in Tin
Trixie adds extra syllables to words.
Clow-us is close
Ow-ut is out
Hur-ut is hurt
Cay-at is cat.
She needs a doctor’s kit for her birthday I think, too. Unrelated to the above.
She’s totally not obedient. I know some of it is her age and some of it is just her. And she does not do well with reproof or correction. I’m trying to keep her right next to me for much of the day so i can encourage the formation of new habits that don’t involve squishing the cat or socking her siblings. Or taunting them until they sock her. Today was the first day of the new routine and she doesn’t exactly like it. She was fine until she realized she HAD to stay with me. Then the screaming began.
You’re so beautiful, little girl.
Anyone recognize the book?
The suit, the orange suit! SAME ONE.
AAAAA THIS REGENERATION IS GOING TO KILL ME DEAD.
(click for embiggened angst and great, really great hair)
Today was too short! I didn’t manage to get many of the things I planned to do, done. I don’t quite know what took the time away. I think it’s the darkness coming so much earlier.
I’m all boiling with thoughts on adolescence and social development. Especially in an online environment. As regular readers of my blog will recall, Faith adores Club Penguin. The tenor and overall culture of the game has been changing in subtle and not-so-subtle ways in the last year, and it is much more schoolyard than before, with all that implies. Faith finds it more and more difficult to simply “play” on Club Penguin due to the polarized and often mildly predatory nature of boy/girl interactions. Tonight I showed her the beauty of the Ignore feature and I hope it helps. Lord knows it has made many message boards and Facebook more tolerable for me.
Trixie is a fairy, Abby is a bad fairy, Faith is a cave girl, and Gilbert is SuperBoy. Gloria and Bede didn’t ToT because Bede didn’t want to and instead they handed out candy with me.
Abby’s cover for her book, “5TH SEASON QUEST”
Click to embiggen.
Bede, in Scrat acorn hat and enormous brown trousers, curled up with his remote to the DVD player.
This face comes to me, saying “Hewwo! Tisses, Mama!” and then holds my face while she kisses me.
She’s a delightful child.
The last holdout in the family has capitulated and become Whovian.
(It says POLICE BOX up on the top of the long skinny TARDIS.)
I was sorting shoes when it occurred to me that all we wear is Chuck Taylors and Crocs (or imitations thereof.) Except Sean; he wears Docs or Chucks.
That sums us up, yeah?
Seen at Shoved to Them – United, you stink!
The boyfriend mentioned below, per Karl’s request.
Had a weirdo stalking them, and the easiest thing to do was privatize them all.
The proof of the standing.
(PS Someone tell Fee that she needs to clean under the sofa.)
Notice “o hai!” G-Lo in the corner there.
Been a while since we had a round of this! Here’s what ours looked like yesterday. Click through for notes.
Added bonus – the front of the fridge!
We had the annual “Wearing of the Coats” afew days ago, to see who needed a new one etc. (as it turns out – nobody, this year! Found one to fit Bede, yay!)
Anyway doesn’t Gloria look all fwuffy?