Sent: January 30, 2009 8:41 PM
Subject: Jack Speaks British
We’re all logy from a recent snow day, so I’ve mustered all my energy to whip together a few bullet points, a smattering of photos, and two videos with almost nearly Hollywood production values. If you’d like to induce your own logy-ness, you can also check out the printer-friendly version.
This month we also learn that Jack speaks “British” — thanks for nothing, Harry Potter. First a few bullet points — enjoy!
- Catching just a glimpse of the artist list in my iTunes library, Jack requested “One Thousand Mechanics” for his shower
- Just where, exactly, did Jack learn the word “decapitate”? And, perhaps more importantly, why?
- Suddenly, everything is Lisa’s fault. When Cate couldn’t find her coat, she angrily exclaimed: “There you go again, Mom!”
- I’m a little ashamed to admit it, but we’re finally getting around to giving the kids official chores. I asked Jack to collect the garbage throughout the house, and he did it (brimming with newfound responsibility throughout)
- Jackson Hansen told his Mom that he had his eye on one of the girls in his class. When Francie asked why, he explained that she was smart. Following up, she asked who’s the smartest girl in the class — he told her it was Cate but he couldn’t chase her because “she’s like my sister”
- Jackson also told Francie that he was Ms. Gillespie’s favorite boy and Cate was her favorite girl because “we’re smart and we’re quiet”
- Cate has now typed a few emails and has amazing keyboard knowledge. Away from the keyboard, she was able to identify where each of these letters is on the keyboard (including row and neighboring keys): C, A, M, N, T, P, U
- Cate bit into a chocolate bar and lost a tooth. She immediately convinced herself that she’d swallowed the tooth, but she found it on the coffee table ten minutes later
- Cate: “So by checking this box, I agree to all the Club Penguin rules? I really, REALLY do.”
- Recently, I just about walked through a closed screen door. In our household, we call that “pulling a Lisa”
- Jack held the family Wii bowling record for less than 24 hours before I regained the title. He seemed remarkably unappreciative of my victory dance
- You know the economy is really performing poorly when the Tooth Fairy needs a bridge-loan from a seven-year-old child
That’s it for now!
Lisa and Greg