Why Girls are Awesome

It’s a dark and stormy night. The kids and I are camped out in the living room so we can be together during the thunder.

The P is already asleep, but the Princess is not at all tired. We chat about the picture on our wall. One is of my husband and me at our wedding.

The Princess snuggles next to me and says, “Tell me all about your wedding.”

Is this a ploy to stay up longer? Obviously. Is it effective? Of course.

And that’s why girls are awesome.

Overheard at the Park

Little Girl at Park: Hey – do you want this to be the girl playground and that one can be the boy playground?

The Princess: Yeah!

Little Girl at Park:  We can be princesses.

The Princess: OK.  I have to leave in three minutes.

Little Girl at the Park: Well, we are going to have a parade and a tea party.

The Princess: Um, I can stay for the parade. 

Sometimes dogs do that

This week, The Princess came home with the following story:

“Today, I played peek-a-boo with Molly. ”
(Molly is grandma’s dog who is blind. Can’t see a thing.)

“Really?,” I said, “How did that go?”

“She just looked at me,” She shrugged, “Sometimes dogs do that.”

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Here, The P makes friends with the Salvation Army bell ringing dog. Our kids just love dogs.

Aren’t they teaching you anything at that school?

The Princess is in a two-day per week preschool now.  She likes it.

Most of her stories about school follow this formula:

Caring Adult: Did you have fun at school today?

Princess: Yes.  Everyone (insert normal preschool activity here).

Caring Adult: That’s great.  Did you (insert normal preschool activity again)?

Princess: No, I just watched.

This is how it goes.

Last week, the Princess said, “Everyone jumped like a frog.  But I did not jump.  I did not know how to jump like a frog. ”  Then, “I will ask brother to teach me how.”

And he did.  It was really cute, and he was very proud to teach her a new, very important skill.

What do your kids do at work all day?

I only have a couple of FAQs in my life.  This one comes up during this type of conversation:

Random Person: Oh, you work full-time.  What do your kids do?

Me: They spend some days at their Grandma’s house, and some days they get to come with me to work.

Random Person: What?  What do they do they do at work all day?

Well, this week, I’m answering that question…with pictures.

They do clerical odd jobs:

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Sorting envelopes together

They make crafts:

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The Princess shows off her Riddler mask, custom made for her by her brother.

They search for Waldo:

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The P explains the concept of “Where’s Waldo” to The Princess.

They generally have a good time:

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There you have it.  A day in the life of The Princess and The P.

Busy Summer

I haven’t posted anything recently.

It’s because The Princess has turned into

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a zombie.

No one could have predicted that.

We had some work done on our bathroom this week, so we went to stay with Papa John.  This was so fun.  I asked The Princess to make a list in her head of things she needed to sleep with.  Immediately, she said,

“Blanket, blanket, and blanket.”

I said, “You need three blankets?”

She said, “No, just one.”

She was right, though.  That blanket is pretty important.

She wasn’t throwing a fit in that picture, by the way.  Since she copies everything that her brother does, when her brother screamed for no good reason, she did, too, and I had to document that little screechy face.

The real reason I haven’t posted much is because summer is crazy busy and most of the good stories are about potty training or other things that I’m sure my kids don’t want floating out on the internet for all eternity for high school friends to find.

Zombie picture?  She should be proud of that.