Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Future member of P.E.T.A.?

Our children learned about minks and how they are used to make fur coats. They were horrified, to say the least. Benjamin said there should be Battle Minks to protect the others, so no one can turn them into coats. He was a Battle Mink for the rest of the evening.

Can you imagine this little guy in armor? It would be so adorable that no one would take him seriously.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Unusual comfort object

Here is Rachel with a typical comfort object, a blankie.

Not long ago Rachel saw me leave the room, and she started crying and reaching past the baby gate - her usual routine. Although she couldn't follow after me, she picked up my shoe and hugged it. She even showed Daddy her Mommy's shoe. When I came back, she was no longer crying, just carrying my old, dirty, smelly, shoe around with her.

I thought that was a one-time deal. But alas, she continues to carry my shoe (or sandal) around the house. It's actually pretty funny, unless I'm going somewhere and can only find one shoe.

On the other hand, Rachel enjoys playing with all shoes. She carries them around and tries to put them on (with little success). She especially likes swinging shoes by their laces or chewing on the velcro. However, my shoe is the only one she snuggles with.

Hey, look! I found pictures of Rachel chewing on Dominic's
sandals during our camping trip. Too bad you can't hear her giggling through the photos - she was very happy and proud of herself.

P.S. Check out the new poll in honor of Rachel. I put it up for a long time, so hopefully we'll get a lot of responses.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Lightsaber vs. Princess

It is always interesting watching Benjamin (almost 5) and Lisy (3) try to play together. He is such a boy, and she is such a girl that sometimes I wonder why they even try.

This morning Lisy was happily playing in her princess world. Benjamin came along with his lightsaber and started fighting with her.

Benjamin made a slashing motion across her head.
Benjamin: "Now you're dead."
Lisy: "But I don't want to be dead!"
Benjamin: "You're not dead. Your head grew back, so you're undead - an undead princess."
Lisy: "I don't want to be a undead princess!"
So Benjamin tickled her until she laughed.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Visual impact of food

I don't buy candy very often, but recently I had a craving for a Kit Kat. So I bought some for myself and the kids to share. Lisy started eating her piece, then stopped suddenly. I asked her what was wrong.

"I can't eat letters," she said. So I told her that it's still chocolate and that it won't change the way it tastes. She finally ate the rest of her Kit Kat.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Fashion opinion

"I think this shirt is too small for you. See? It doesn't fit quite right," I said.

"But it's pink," Lisy replied. And the matter was settled.