Roy, Sheena, D, K, A, C and L

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

A few fun items

I thought it might be time to update you on my pregnancy progress.  Basically, we have progress.  I remember thinking I looked big in that first picture.  Eh.  It's all relative.
 Today marked an exciting day in the life of K.  She has been playing with a loose tooth for a few days now. Today, she pulled it out herself!  She kept telling Roy and I, "Don't pull it!"  She came home from school today with the tooth hanging at a nearly 90 degree angle in her mouth.  Still she wouldn't let me pull it.  But when I got out of the shower she was jumping around with her tooth in a bag.  "I did it myself!"
The first one to go!!
 This girl really likes Barney.  And her brother got her a Barney doll that she also loves.  And it sings at the slightest provocation.  We like that.
 At preschool today I was feeling brave.  Or just too tired to really consider what a bad idea it might be to hand three 3-4 year old girls acrylic paint to paint their noodles with.
 It got even better when we mixed the paint with sand and finger painted a 'mud hut'.
D and I went to Target tonight without the girls.  He started asking me about the Declaration of Independence and Constitution.  I told him what I knew and recommended he talk to Roy as that is more of his area of interest.  So tonight he asked Roy to tell him the story of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.  An American history bedtime story.  I'm so proud.

Also, a few weeks ago the news reported on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade (which says abortions are legal).  D was watching the news with me so I decided to ask his thoughts about abortion.
Me: "Do you know what abortion means?"
D: "No"
Me: "It is when a woman gets pregnant but she doesn't want a baby so the doctor takes the baby out.  What do you think about that?"
D: (I wish you could have seen his face) "That's not right!"
Me: "Well, some people feel like a woman has a right to choose whether or not to have a baby grow in her body."
D: "Couldn't she just not have sex?"  (Uh, he's had the talk recently.  He's way to inquisitive to let a little thing like pregnancy go unnoticed.)
I was quite pleased with his deductive reasoning.  I really tried not to bias him with my opinion while we were talking about it until the end.  I do think it is important for him to form his own opinion but I also think it is important for him to know where his parents stand on things.

K and Roy went out on a date Friday night.  She came home from her friend's house a few weeks ago and wanted to know why Carly gets to go on dates with her daddy but she (K) doesn't go on dates with Roy.  That sealed it.  They went out for over priced frozen yogurt and priceless memories.  K liked it so much she has plans for making it a regular (as in daily or at least weekly) occurrence.  I think we'll hope for monthly.  Roy and D have plans later this month so now it is just A who needs a date.  Oh, and me too!

We got free tickets to go see a local children's theater production of Suessical.  It was so much fun!  Even Roy was able to go and enjoyed it.  The girls were so excited-- mostly because daddy was going too!  But we really did have a good time.  I love my neighbor who hooks me up with these opportunities.  I love taking my kids to plays and seeing their excitement and pure enjoyment.


Candi said...

Hey Sheena, I think it's impressive you can still wear the same shirt! Good luck with everything!

Melanie said...

I agree with Candi...seriously impressive.

Your talk with "D" was great!!!! What a smart kid.