Ada: (holding the perfume sample to my nose) “This one doesn’t smell like anything.”
Dad: “Yes it does!”
Ada: “Maybe my nose is going blind.”
I was telling my kids that I have two studentsÂ that stutter. Ada asked what stuttering was, so I did my best to describe it. I said, “It is when a person tries to say something but the same sound comes out over and over, like st-st-st-st-st-stutter”
Ada says, “So they are trying to rap?”
Just ten seconds after finishing opening her presents, Ada says, “I kind of want to eat my jellybeans but I think that I will just have my cake.”
Wednesday morning we head to Cub to buy doughnuts on the way to school. Ada always gets chocolate topped ones, and almost every week when we get to her school we have to hug awkwardly because she has chocolate on her cheek.
Today, Liam’s mother told him that his soccer shorts were at my house, and so he looked for them from 6:40 to 7:05 before we were notified that were actually at his mother’s.
So, being late, I skipped going to Cub. The kids never said anything in the car about it. When we got to Ada’s school, I noticed a bit of dirt on her cheek. I asked her what it was and she said, “Well, it isn’t chocolate from Doughnut Day.”
Our new dining room table was delivered today.
At the Walker
This was the “sculpture” that Liam walked on. We’re not quite sure if he was allowed to, but it is the Walker so I’m sure nobody knows.
Libby, Pete, and all five kids were in their van which pulled into their driveway just before our car with Jeanette, dad, Dori and I pulled in.
Ada ran out of the van to tell us:
Jake was crying because he was tired and now he’s crying because he is confused.
Liam! You got like a thousand dirts in my shoe.
Every player on Nigeria is African American.
That’s Helena’s guess as to what OCD stands for.
“Ada, do you want to see people ski while they shoot Guns?”
That’s the biathlon, Liam.
Liam was so impressed with himself that he has changed his socks and underwear three days in a row that he told us about it. He added that he is going to have four days in a row tomorrow.
Ada said, “Why? You already have a turkey.”
On the way back home from swimming lessons, Helena was wondering if her cat’s birthday, which apparently is February 13th, was going to be on a Friday. I told her that it was going to be on a Monday, so she was glad that it wasn’t going to be on a Friday because Friday the 13th is bad luck.
I told her that was a superstition (well, a stupidstitiion) and she began rattling off more, like walking under a ladder (never a good idea, anyway, but she said because paint could fall and poison you!) or a black cat crossing your path (that isn’t bad luck she knew, but she did say that when one crossed in front of the van, later that day Ada fell off her bed).
After a few more superstitions, Liam decides to tell us one: “Don’t let a dog pee on a rug”
That’s what Ada calls tablet computers.
On a billboard, I see an advertisement for a local casino that mentions $1 Blackjack.
Ada says that was the guy who was tied up in the Muppets.
We had this substitute who was like this hippie from the 80s.
Apparently he wore a jacket, jeans, andÂ he had an earring.
We always put the Christmas tree up on Thanksgiving Day.
Liam has a spelling test tomorrow, but he didn’t have the words so I checked the class webpage to see if they were there. They weren’t, but his teacher did write that the kids learned about right angles and parallel lines.
Dinner was ready right afterward, so I asked Liam about parallel lines. He told me what they were and then began talking about right triangles. Helena said that she remembered that stuff…..acute and obese angles.
It kind of works, though.
I had to drop the kids off early so that I could make it up to Maple Grove for the fall math teachers conference, so I made the kids parfaits that they could eat in the car. Ada said that she liked the sour cream.