Thursday, July 18, 2013

What's in a Day?

Observation of the Day

This afternoon, on a whim, we took the kids to the local McDonalds to play in the playplace there. With temperatures in the 90s and 100% humidity, taking the babies to a normal park was out of the question. So, to McDonalds we went.

Ciara was there for 10 minutes, and a gaggle (which I use for anything more than 5) of girls between the ages of 4 and 7 surrounded her and began helping her up the stairs to use the slide. Remembering other trips to various playground areas, it occurred to us that everywhere Ciara goes, she winds up with a flock of “mother hens” devoting their time to making sure she is entertained. How is that for charisma, and as a statement of non-discrimination in our early years? Especially since the children were various ages and from various ethnic backgrounds, and it just didn’t matter. They all wanted to make sure the two-year-old was having a great time.
That is the kind of treatment of other human beings that we need to nurture.

Funny of the Day

Miranda, standing in her playpen watching us do on our schoolwork tonight. I had just given her Tylenol for teething, and she is banging her mouth into the side of the playpen, making kissing noises.
Me “Do you think that maybe your mouth may hurt less if you weren’t slamming it against the side of your playpen?”

Miranda just looked up at me and blew me kisses.

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