I will make you eat those words.

16 12 2008

The boss and I played a fun game at dinner tonight picture-001while my wife was trying to keep Bubba awake on the potty.

(Bubba was showing the unmistakable signs of an impending bowel movement and he didn’t take his usual nap.  Doesn’t he look pleased? If you are wondering, my wife finally settled for a little grunting before letting bubba go to bed early).

Anyway, back to the point of this post – the game the boss and I played was to sound out and write down words in between bites of food.  I was actually pretty impressed with his ability to sound out words.

picture-005Don’t get me wrong; he needed lots of help – especially with the quirkiness of how some words in the English language are spelled.  (I don’t think there are any spelling rules that aren’t routinely broken.)  And, even I had to seek the council of my wise better half when attempting to help with the spelling of ‘broccoli’.

Anyway, here is a picture of his work.  We created quite a list (and actually, there are more on the back).  See if you can figure out what we were eating!

If you are having difficulty reading this masterpiece, let me give you some help.  The words are:

Column 1:

  • Foot (we were going for food, but I was willing to accept foot)picture-010
  • Food
  • Corn
  • Carrot
  • Pasta
  • Chicken
  • Broccoli
  • Fork
  • Bowl
  • Bite
  • Teeth

Column 2:

  • Taste
  • Lick
  • Lips
  • Scooby Doo (there was a dramatic shift in theme at this point)
  • Shaggy

Anyway, I was able to kill two birds with one stone.  I exercised his mind and (even more challenging) got him to finish an entire meal.  The whole thing took an hour and a half!  But, I didn’t have to stay on his case the whole time and there wasn’t a mess afterward.  So, it was worth investing the little extra time!

Best part of all…after our game, it was bath time.




Time for me to be on my own now

27 08 2008


Yesterday we took our son to his first day of preschool.  It went better than we could have ever imagined.  We walked in with him and helped him find his seat.  He started drawing a picture while other kids trickled through the doors.  Several of the children were crying and clinging to their parents.  Suddenly, our son looked up from his drawing and said

“Guys, I think it’s time for me to be on my own now”.

That was our queue to exit stage right.  We hugged him good-bye and slipped out the door.

picture of a cow

1 08 2008

Our 4 year old is winding down his trip to Minnesota.  He will be back this weekend.  I can’t wait to see him!  He starts preschool in just a few weeks.  Amazing.  Seems like he was just born yesterday.  Now he is about to be a big brother…for the second time.  Incredible.

Anyway, I had to share this picture of him from Minnesota!  Looks like he is having fun to me!!