September 25, 2017

Rerun Orders A Cheeseburger


It was just me and Rerun, driving home after a doctor’s appointment.  And it was dinnertime.  The Webmaster was feeding the other three kids pizza.  I offered to stop at Dick’s Drive-In for dinner for the two of us.

When we pulled up, I asked Rerun what he wanted.

“I want a vanilla milkshake, fries, and a cheeseburger with no sushi or zucchini on it.”

Ummmmmmm, what????

It took a couple of minutes and a few questions to figure out that he meant onion and pickle.

What a weirdo.  I love him.

September 22, 2017

Flashback Friday


So, who was the tallest in their pre-kindergarten year?  Let’s look at the photo evidence…

All four kids have had their picture taken in the same spot.





Keeping in mind that Tad had just turned 4, Rerun and Thumper are both 4 and a half, and Ane was 4 and 3/4 in these pictures…. I’d say the older brothers are going to be looking UP at their baby brother someday.

September 21, 2017



Well, this finally happened:

Rerun’s top two teeth had been pushed together in the middle, and one was sticking forward and one was pushed backward, as they got looser and looser and the adult teeth started to move in.  After a full week of wiggling and testing, and a couple of times yanking on them, I finally decided enough was enough.  I got the gauze and started REALLY pulling.  The teeth had jammed themselves together in the middle and it took some yanking.

It was definitely more traumatic than the last tooth had been, but I bribed Rerun off with a little extra iPad time.  I was just so relieved that those teeth were out.  This was all on Saturday night.

Then Monday rolled around, and his bottom lateral incisor – which was already quite loose – was hanging by a thread after school.  I stopped him before he even got off the bus because I could see it dangling in place, and right in front of the bus driver, I plucked it right out of his mouth.

Rerun was stunned.  “Hey, that didn’t hurt at all!”

We shall now call him “Toothless.”

September 20, 2017

Art of the Week – Abstract Feelings


I really love Tad’s art teacher.  This week’s art class was about abstract expression.  She had a “feelings cube” that she had the kids roll – a large cardboard cube with expressions on it, like “happy,” “sad,” “excited,” and so on.  When the cube was rolled, the kids were to draw a line on their paper that made them feel that same emotion.

This is what Tad’s art ended up looking like:

And Tad even had an artistic smudge of pastel chalk on his cheek.

Tad said he thought his piece was “excited,” but I see a lot of symmetry in it, and I think it’s rather peaceful.

And it’s abstract art, so everyone is right!