Day 42: A quiet Sunday

The first thing the kids did this morning was make construction paper burritos in honor of our super fun dinner at Moe’s last night.

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Construction paper burritos, wrapped in tin foil.

And we woke up to good news about Nutty II; as of this morning she was moving around a little and so it seems like her back is not broken. That set a nice mood. Boy helped me make pancakes for ‘second breakfast’ and we talked a lot about liquids and viscosity (syrup and batter are both highly viscous liquids) and the differences between liquids, solids, and gases. You can’t cut a liquid (batter). You can cut a solid (pancake). You can’t cut or pour a gas. And so on.

I spent the day doing laundry, folding laundry, cleaning up a little. (Finally caught up! Everyone has pants!)  Girl finished her Lego Friends beach house. It even has a potty! And bunkbeds! And a flatscreen TV over the bunkbeds!

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Boy finished putting together his screw-together garbage truck, and while we were putting the wheels on he made his first ever self-conscious pun (to my knowledge). He said Don’t put away the screwdriver yet, Mumma, because ‘wheel’ need it in a minute! (Hahahahaha) My Dad would love that.

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After that Boy took the dog out back and played with her for a good long time, also just exploring and breaking sticks and pulling on vines and doing whatever else Boy does by himself outside. The weather was gorgeous, warm cloudy and windy. Girl could not be coerced outside, however, and spent that time making ‘costumes’ for her animals from some material her Aunt S gave her over the summer.  She cut the material with her scissors, and attached things using her own bracelets, which she long ago learned make fabulous animal necklaces and collars.

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And not to be outdone by Boy’s house-labeling project, Girl has been adding her own pictograph labels for different rooms and areas in the house. I include some below.

Bathroom, depicting a bath, brushing teeth while standing on a stool, and (modestly) standing next to the potty.
Bathroom, depicting a bath, brushing teeth while standing on a stool, and (modestly) standing next to the potty.
The entry way, where we keep stuff to go outdoors. Here we see Papa and Boy engaged in outdoor activities: soccer, playing with weapons, what have you.
The entry way, where we keep stuff to go outdoors. Here we see Papa and Boy engaged in outdoor activities: soccer, playing with weapons, what have you.
The dining room.
The dining room.

I finished cooking the pinto beans I put on to soak yesterday, and served them for dinner with various things from our CSA. Collard greens, roasted kohlrabi, beets, onion, and garlic, with a fried egg on top of it all. We ate dinner in the living room and watched a PBS special about Philae landing on the comet last week. Boy was extremely interested, Girl not so much.

Nevertheless we got them ready for bed, read a story, and got them to sleep. Back to business tomorrow morning, but I am very grateful for a quiet Sunday at home today.

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