Friday, May 24, 2013

We caught Elaine drawing a window in purple crayon on the outside of one of our house's actual windows.  Her class had read "Harold and the Purple Crayon" earlier in the day, and she'd gotten a bit carried away, reenacting the book.  After a stern discussion of what we do and do not draw on with crayons, we sent Elaine back outside with windex and a rag to clean the window.

Moments later, Elaine popped her bead back in the door and asked, "Can I clean the other windows?"

About half an hour later, Elaine came back inside and asked Daniel, "How much money do you have?"  She wanted to be paid for her work, and she figured it would help to know how much her dad could afford to pay her.

After some negotiation, she settled for fifty cents.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Sentimentality is the difference between a stupid stick that your five-year-old stuck in the trunk of your car and a precious stick that you need to make space for in the trunk of your car because you're packing up stuff from your old room and you've been saving it since you were five years old.