Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Miscellaneous

Thanks to everyone who contributed your opinions on Puppy; Puppy is now feeling secure in his identity and seriously considering a further career in acting and impersonations.

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I tried to pare down our possessions when we moved. As usual, I chose some of the wrong things to pare down, one of the least logical of which was our high chair. It did take up a lot of space, and I did manage to resell it for exactly what I paid for it ($5) , but simply using D1's old booster seat (also purchased for $5 at a different yard sale) for D2 has not worked quite as well as I hoped.

For one thing, a booster seat doesn't offer quite the support of a high chair, and he tends to slide down. This usually prompts me to sing the second verse of "Wondrous Love," so that now D1 will start to chant "Sinking down, sinking down" whenever it occurs. The more serious problem is that several months of D1's usage caused the catches on the tray to weaken, and some aggresive infantile pushing (D2 uses his toes) will send it flying to the ground. D2 thinks this is funny. Needless to say, we don't put his food on his tray.

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In other odd things D1 likes to say, the most worrisome is probably "Credit Card" (we give her those fake ones that come in the mail to put in her purse). "Guacamole" is her longest word. "Stinky stinky diaper" is another one applied to D2. She's fascinated with school buses, too. I hope this isn't a bad sign.

8 comments:

Ben, Kyri & Rachelle said...

D1 needs to teach her older peer Ben how to talk. Start the foreign languages: guacamole shows an aptitude. -rlr

Queen of Carrots said...

She'd be delighted to if he would, in exchange, open lids for her.

As for foreign languages, I keep hoping to make friends with a Hispanic mom and kids, but all I meet are from India. I don't even know what language they speak.

the Joneses said...

Yes, we're beginning to work on the idea that Addie "gets to stay home with Mama to do school." Addie isn't sure she approves. It's unfortunate that one of her favorite videos is the "Magic School Bus" series. My inner homeschool activist wonders if I ever should have introduced her to such public school propaganda...

I have hopes that we'll get to ride a school bus one day as a field trip. :)

-- SJ

Sarah M. said...

Adding to SJ's comment. The first time I ever road on a school bus (which I imagined was the coolest thing ever) was when our town celebrated it's centennial (or maybe it was it's bicentennial) and citizens were given a tour of all the old homes by school bus. It turned out to be rather bumpy and not so cool.

Queen of Carrots said...

I Never Got to Ride the School Bus: Memoirs of a Homeschooled Child.

the Joneses said...

Wow, so many possibilities for memoir titles:

"I Never Stood In Line For the Water Fountain."

"I Loved Lunchroom Food."

"Broken PROMises: How One Homeschooler Coped with Never Attending a Prom."

-- SJ

Queen of Carrots said...

What? Didn't you know the whole courtship thing was dreamed up so parents wouldn't have to feel guilty about denying their children the prom?

the Joneses said...

I have to say that courtship provides much better returns than the traditional prom night does.

-- SJ