Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Moments of Family Randomness

Rain is falling outside my window.  And I don't mind.  Soccer is done.  And we have an easier time focusing on school when the weather is less than glorious.  So we are having a very daily day.  I think.

1.  Life is full of simple pleasures.  Like getting the just-barely-dry laundry off the line right before the rain starts.  Sometimes you can just feel it coming.

2.  I'm not saying that my family is OCD or anything, but already there are emails bouncing around about who is bringing what when we all go to Oregon.  Because we all bring food.  And spices.  Actually, I have no idea what we'll eat.  But there will be paprika.  And possibly a salt lick.

3.  I gave the boys free choice in journal writing recently.  Gunnar wrote a long, rambly poem about Christopher Columbus,  It began something like, In fourteen hundred and ninety-two, Columbus sailed the ocean blue.  At least that's what he meant to do...  The accompanying picture showed a large kraken devouring one of the ships.  Maybe the Santa Maria, but I couldn't be sure.  All I could make out was a lot of splashy water and tentacles.

4.  My boys find this absolutely hilarious and ask me to show it to them repeatedly:

You're welcome.


The dB family said...

Lol! What a great expression on the little guy!


melanie said...

chuckling OUT LOUD here :-)

...mostly because I've spent the past two days with boys (and girls) aged 9-13, who can make any story into something gross or alien... they seem to feed off of each other's imaginations of grossness possibilities.

Not saying that YOUR boys are like that at all. ;-)

melanie said...

btw, did you happen to notice I quoted and linked you on my blog's front page?? =)

Do I have retro-active permission? please?

Ruby said...

I am definately going to show that to my boys in the morning (9.30pm here). I am sure they will appreciate it, too!
And you should know better than to post that your day is ordinary. I am not superstitious but your track record is....well, anything is possible!

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Melanie - of course it's okay! I'm flattered :D

I saw that quote on Ruby's blog, but neither of us could find a source. Although, I don't think anyone would be terribly proprietary over the thought ;D