Been so busy living time that I haven't had any left over to post. Like I mentioned, my mom was here so the Mates were in bliss all week.
My mom is the most patient, calm person ever.
Which means she has this magic quality that she can get any child to sleep on her. Which means they aren't sleeping on me. However, rather than use my freedom to post I decided to do other important things. Like sit in the sun and do absolutely nothing.
But now my mom has gone home and the sun has left too. So we are back where we left off. Saying yes to playing in the rain. Going on our weekly ferryboat adventure too, a thrift store trip that I wrote about on my other blog a bit.
First Mate picked out books (at .95 each, I love getting books at thrift stores!) and got The Kissing Hand, which I had heard of but didn't know what it was about. Turns out it is a book about a raccoon who doesn't want to go to school so the mama raccoon kisses his hand so he can always have the kiss so he feels reassured when he is alone. Apparently, it is the ultimate "help your kid deal with separation" book. I was curious to see what his impressions were since he doesn't go to school and when he stays at his grandparents house he practically pushes me out the door to leave - no kissing hands needed. So I asked him what he thought of the book. I love to discuss books with him, he always has insight that opens my eyes a but more to his world.
"I think it is good that he always has the kiss from his mama to help him when he is scared." So then I asked him what he thought about the raccoon going to school. He replied, "He has to go to school so he can learn." I asked him why he has to go to school and couldn't homeschool. He explained, "If he was homeschooled he wouldn't need the kiss goodbye and there wouldn't be a story." Um. Oh. True. I love it when my four year old makes me laugh and feel like a simpleton at the same time.
So we are setting sail again & I'll be back as usual next week.