Sunday, October 26, 2014

Monopoly, a 5 year old winner

First time ever playing Monopoly, she whooped us. Note the two hotels at Boardwalk and Park Place and all my money and property in front of her. Whooped us!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Put on his own shoes

Backwards, 'natch, but he put them both on. Completely unassisted. Hooray!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

The truth about what they eat

This Times article inspired this rant. 

From The New York Times:
What if You Just Hate Making Dinner?

You know, I actually do like to cook. I like to cook for my husband, and me. My kids? Who are picky and finicky? I like to rotate them on a them-approved cycle of food THEY WILL EAT WITHOUT CRYING. It is the same weekly. It is frustrating, and embarrassing at family functions where everyone eats everything and so do their kids, or so the adults say. But no. I wish defrosting Them-approved food was easier. If Carolina would just eat something with potato, if Ismael would just eat pizza, I could defrost to my heart's content knowing they won't be "malnutritioned" and I've got something to serve other than the same 4-5 things: toast with margarine, toast with peanut butter, chicken nuggets, fish sticks, pasta with butter, beef tenderloin (only for Carolina), pizza (only Carolina), and a very limited smattering of fruit and veg. 

But that's how it is. 

I go with no crying in lieu of exciting. 

I'm exhausted now just thinking about this. 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

What's singing?

In the car today with Mel, I turn on the radio and the classical music station is on. He asks me, "Who singin?" I was a little confused since no one was singing and said, "Singing? No one is singing."
He then asks, "What dat?"
And I figured out he meant the piano in the song. So I told him, "Piano. It's a piano playing." He then tells me, "Pa-ano singin!"

I really like that. 

And while waiting for Carolina to come out of school, he suddenly sees her teacher come to the door and starts yelling and jumping (with joy) "Ma Rigiz! Ma Rigiz!!"  ("Mrs. Rodríguez"). 

Friday, October 3, 2014

Read her first book on her own

One of the "Bob" books from scholastic. She read the entire thing on her own, with only some encouragement to sound out a handful of words she wasn't sure about. That's my girl!!
October 2, 2014