Sunday, February 20, 2011

She knows her colors?

Elisa: "Daddy, these shoes are brown."
Dad: "That's right. What color are your socks?"
Elisa: "Pink!"
Dad: "Yes. And what color is your shirt?"
Elisa: "Purple!"
Dad: "Very good. And what color is your pants?"
Elisa: "Spiderman!"
Dad: Laughs too hard to speak coherently.
(And yes, a picture of Spiderman is on her pants.)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Miss Manners

Rachel at the San Diego Air and Space Museum, Dec. 2010

Rachel is the most polite toddler I have ever met. She started saying "yes" months before learning "no," though she has become quite proficient and loud with using it. She says "my turn" when she thinks someone has played with a toy long enough. She can say "please" without promptings, but not always. And she says "thank you" for everything: when I hand her a drink, when helping her get dressed, even while changing her diaper. She really does amaze me.

Sunday, February 6, 2011


Benjamin and Samuel are demonstrating how to play the new musical instrument they invented. In case you can't tell, that is a slinky strung up between 2 chairs.

I have learned that although a child may have excellent hearing, some things we say may not make sense. So the child's mind will come up with something that does make sense.

For example, I told the children the story of "Hansel and Gretel." Afterwards, Samuel kept asking me to tell him the story of "Han Solo and Gretel" again. Now that would make an interesting story.

We watched a tv show about high speed car chases. Benjamin called them "hyper car chases." Well, yeah, I imagine the driver is a bit hyper during the chase.