You never know when Jonah might actually reveal something about what happens during the day at summer camp.
He certainly doesn’t reveal much when asked.
Sometimes I can trick him into giving me a detail. I’ve wormed out of him that he has a new friend, or at least knows the name of a kid, . . . → Read More: what jonah does at summer camp (chicka-boom)
I’m feeling weepy about the end of an era in our lives.
The six month occupation of the Lawrence Hall of Science by the Dinosaurs Unearthed exhibit.
We were there from the first day, on May 28th, when we stumbled upon the opening by accident. We had no idea it was coming, and we never . . . → Read More: saying goodbye to the lawrence hall dinosaurs
You insert your quarter and pull the arm. Every third, tenth, hundredth time, you hit the jackpot. Your brain likes jackpot. You insert your quarter and pull the arm, insert quarter, pull arm…
But the 4-year-old is easier to please.
The question is, should you please him?
Yesterday, I made the plan on my way . . . → Read More: having a 4-year-old is like playing the vegas slots
And poof, it’s over. Am already back in Oakland which was shivery and cold and gray from the moment we returned through midday today, just depressing enough to make the already fading memories of the trip a little more vivid before they are gone.
Mornings: the balmy air, the papayas, morning beverages and books on . . . → Read More: kauai with preschooler, days 2-through-8 (round 3)
We came to Kauai as a family for the first time when Jonah was barely 4 months old.
We came back again two years ago when he was almost 2.
And now we are here, with our almost-4-year-old.
Given that it’s now 11:15 pm, Pacific time, and that we’ve been up since 6am, I am . . . → Read More: traveling with preschooler in kauai: day 1 (round 3)
We had a normal-to-rough-ish day. Threat level: Yellow/Bert.
It started out mostly sweet. Jonah had his morning beverage and I had mine. We squished into the glider chair together and read about dinosaurs.
Getting him out the door to preschool (well, summer care, but same difference really) was a bit . . . → Read More: marry me
Once upon a time, my child was so entranced with ants, he would try to catch them. To have them sit in his palm.
This afternoon, he was sitting beside me on my office floor, smacking them DEAD with the palm of his hand, and announcing his victories.
He gingerly tilted one dead ant off . . . → Read More: things have changed – and not
For now, dinosaurs win.
From the previous postings, you’d think we were all CARS all the time around here. But no. In fact, the most popular characters in our imaginary play lately have been dinosaurs.
Jonah’s favorites are T-Rex and Triceratops, though we both agree Stegosaurus is pretty cool too. And since Nana and PopPop . . . → Read More: lightning mcqueen vs. the dinosaurs (with special thanks to the lawrence hall of science)