Tuesday, May 11, 2010
I'm counting to 100 by 10's
"Did you know caterpillars have blood? I know. I saw it today, it was a dead one." Ellie
We had one of those afternoons...the"I don't waaaaaana walk home" afternoon, the --we cannot be within 5 feet of each other but refuse to be apart--afternoon, the 37th Magic Tree House book is not available at the library today afternoon, the "I didn't kick you, you walked by me as my leg was going up" afternoon. Which then led into the "chicken makes me sick" "I can't eat any more dinner, may I have a cupcake" evening. The night was topped off with a new rapid speed teeth brushing which when I questioned, my dear daughter answered, " It doesn't take as long now, I'm counting to 100 by 10's". Somewhere in between all of that craziness the girls wandered out into the front yard with notebooks in hand and took notes on the garden. They spent about 25 unprompted minutes happily exploring the yard. It was truly the only time all afternoon when someone wasn't unhappy. Now that all is quiet, I'm thinking this someone needs to head out into the garden and get happy :)!