Winter Walk

Mom and I went for a walk, just us two, this chilly day. It was novel having an entirely grown-up conversation, and walking at a steady pace. It was also a beautiful day.

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Doodle Portfolio

I think I mentioned before I’ve been doing some doodling. Well, actually, by “some” I mean a fair amount, because I was doing it as a Christmas present for my chosen sister, Rachel. That is also why I didn’t mention the extent of my efforts, until she received my present. Now that’s out in the open, I wanted to share images of all my doodles to date. I’m not sure what I’m going to do with them — they keep building up — but, hey, here they are (beneath the fold). If you like coloring and want larger/higher quality images of these to print and color, let me know. I’d be happy to share; also, I can always scan again with better color resolution. Continue Reading >>

Oh the things that we think

Yoo-hoo! This means “come here,” according to Benji, courtesy of his 65-year-old preschool teacher.
Oops-a-daisy! This means “uh-oh. Same origin as above.
Oh, dear. Another “uh-oh,” only used when it’s something he doesn’t want to do. Same origin as above.
You must be bananas! This is used similar to “that’s so silly,” and comes from copious reading of Sesame Street books from the 1970s. Thankfully, “groovy” has not yet entered his parlance, but if it does I’ll probably die laughing.
What you say? This is replacing “why?” and seems to be a way to keep us talking with him. But it’s quite irritating when he says it a half-dozen times in a row and I know perfectly well he heard me the first time. One time, Ian was just mindlessly chatting with Benji, and Ian said, “I don’t even know what I’m saying,” and Benji replied, “What you say, Daddy?” Exactly. Continue Reading >>