Still No Answers

We have not made our minds up yet about where Ane will attend kindergarten. As always, if you have an opinion, speak now or forever hold your peace. A decision must be made in one week.

In other news, we bought the new Veggie Tales DVD, Abe and the Amazing Promise, which was very fun. Yes, I know it comes out on Tuesday… but the Christian book stores all get them the Saturday before the “release” day. So we made a trip out to the Christian book store, where we picked up the new DVD and had to pry a talking LarryMobile (LarryBoy’s version of the Batmobile) out of Tad’s hands. Not a pretty picture. You can add LarryBoy to the list of Tad’s favorite action heroes. He’s right up there with Luke Skywalker and Superman.

The kids didn’t do anything excessively cute or funny this weekend, excepting both Ane and Tad’s observation/interaction with baby Rupert last night. Ane was watching Friend nurse Rupert (who, at almost one month, is now over 10 pounds, the little chowhound), and asked Friend, “Why is he chewing on you?”

Tad, however, finally seemed to take notice of the baby. Aside from a couple of perfunctory greetings to the baby, Tad has never wanted to take a second look. Yesterday, though, he stopped to observe Rupert while he was nursing, and began to pat him gently on the head (with Friend carefully looking on). “Oh, baby,” Tad said, as he continued with his gentle pats. Eventually, he was distracted away by Veggie Tales, but it was a very sweet moment.

Well, the weekend is over, and I hope you all had a good one.

2 Responses to “Still No Answers”

  1. Aunt Lynda
    February 9th, 2009 17:18

    I’m sorry no one has commented. I thought the column was very sweet. So now you have a comment! Yay!

  2. Aunt Mary
    February 11th, 2009 19:50

    You’ve had a lot of good input on your school decision for Ane. Drawing from my 30+ years (and counting!) in teaching, I know there are good and not-so-good teachers in both systems. I feel that with Ane’s zest for life, she would do great in either setting. The most important factor is the teacher, followed closely by the discipline plan of the school. The education of all students (not just the ones who get in trouble) suffer if a good discipline plan is not enforced. As far as finances go, if both choices are very similar, it seems that the extra cost of the private school could be well spent by the whole family on educational outings that would benefit both children. Just something else to think about. XO XO to the kids.