Both Win and Harriet made some really funny favorite statements recently.
Winfield commented, “Mom, my favorite kind of seafood is seaweed.” This especially funny because we eat vegan. What other kind of seafood might he consider?? He’s talking about these Seaweed Snacks.
Today Harriet bounded into the kitchen where Jared was chopping carrots. She slipped her hand up to the pile of carrots and said, “Carrots are my favorite vegetable. It would be potatoes…if I liked them.”
Win is a very ideological child. I have no idea where he gets that from ;-) So the other day while working on his homeschool Win saw the food pyramid for the first time. Upon seeing he started shouting to me from across the room, “Mom! Mom! This is wrong! This is wrooooong”
“What is is?” I responded.
He showed me the pyramid and was incensed that someone would print such heresy. He then said that he was going to make a better one. This is what he came up with.
When an ideological 6-year-old takes the food pyramid into his own hands you may have as much limeade as water. And you can plan on eating a heck of a lot of vegetables.
The second level from the bottom says, “bread, grains, cereal, rice”
Miriam, who goes by the cutest nickname ever of Mumsie, lives next door. She’s 9 months older than Dale. For the longest time the 2 of them didn’t exactly have the social skills to play together. Although they’ve always loved each other. If Dale so much a smells a whiff of Mumsie she starts shouting, “Mimi (Dale’s pronunciation) ouside! Mimi ouside!!!” And she wants to go “ouside” immediately to be with her.
Lately they have been besties, pushing strollers around for hours on end, crawling in and out of running strollers, putting things on tops their heads and walking around and generally doing the things that 2- year-olds do. I happen to have my camera on them this summer when this little gem happened. Dale and Mums hadn’t yet figured out how to play together yet at this point, so this was a rare little sighting. Enjoy!
Last a month a stray cat started hanging around our house. He looked really skinny and hungry, so we started feeding him. Jared and I both have some nasty cat allergies. So getting a cat has never even been considered. But this cat is different. An outside cat might be really cool. He’s amazingly tolerant of everything that the kids throw his way. Dale often tries to sit on him while he’s eating. He usually just squirms away. The only thing that makes him run away is the camera. As soon as he hears the clicking sound of my shutter he tenses up and runs away.
Dale is the self appointed cat feeder. She’s often on the lookout for his visits. Though all of the kids line up to get scoops for him. We’re thinking of building him a shelter in the garage for the winter. Maybe he can catch mice from the compost too.
The kids named him. They thought hat he looks like Tigers Eye Rock. But since he has fur just Tigers Eye wasn’t quite right. So Furry Tigers Eye became the agreed upon name for our little visitor.
Yes they put a headband on the cat and he didn’t seem to mind too much. I think it’s official that he’s our pet. When kid’s dress an animal it somehow makes the relationship official.
We know that there will come a day when they are talking with their friends and they realize that they have some very weird stories about growing up Henderson.
Like this. In the afternoons we have some quiet time. Win spends about 2 hour outside playing for his recess. The neighbor kids go inside and he finishes his school work that he didn’t get done in the morning. If he gets it done in time he gets to watch a movie. He usually does because he loves this reward. However, the movie is something from BBC’s Planet Earth and he has to watch in on the treadmill. So far he’s watched Planet Earth, Life, Nature’s Most Amazing Events and Blue Planet and he wants to do Life in the Undergrowth next. PE and Science class all in one!