Sunday, February 27, 2011

best friend

Here's a picture of E and her best friend/fiance, also initialed E and aged 5.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

snowflake mask

This snowflake had part of it accidentally chopped off and E was furious with herself, but I said it looked interesting because it was different. She said, "Oh! Thanks." Then we noticed it looked like a mask, and she tried it on. "Puwefect"

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

new paintings

Links to David's latest paintings:

Gravel Inspector


Tuesday, February 08, 2011

alienation makes for a bad day

The other day E heard the word "alienated" on the radio news and asked what it meant. Of course it piqued her interest, having to do with aliens. I said, "It means being left out."

Soon she said, "Mommy? Not this day, but another day..., I felt alienated. I was playing with Everett and he was picking someone to be his dog, and I was wearing my white dress with the buttons on it and he said the person he picked was wearing a SHIRT, and that was Niyah! And then he picked Abby to be his wife!"

ribs do kind of look like gills

On Sunday E and I went to the neighborhood park, and we ran a lot, played tag. E ran so hard she had to stop: she put her hand on her ribs and said she had a pain in her gills.

I said, "That's actually called a 'stitch'," and I told her to rest for a bit and it would go away. Every time after that when she was running and had to stop, she would grab her side and yell, out of breath but apparently quite happy, "My ditch! My ditch!"