Archive for January 8th, 2007

A subscriber is born

Monday, January 8th, 2007

I’m pretty excited that Reid received her first issue of Chirp today. (I’m such a nerd.) I read her the address label so that she would know it had her name and address on it. I started reading it to her and then she had Ken read some, too. I’ve started pointing out when I am reading a magazine, as opposed to a book.. Who knows what she makes of it? I, of course, took a picture of it.

Reid and Ken with Chirp

Where does the time go?

Monday, January 8th, 2007

Ken had showered and shaved by the time I got Reid out of bed this morning. I managed to choose an outfit that she liked (yellow button-up oxford shirt plus jeans and yellow socks, if you’re wondering) and she happily put her clothes on while I showered. Or at least she did after she claimed my large bath towel as her own and gave me a smaller (but big for Reid) towel instead. What a fink! In any case, she was dressed and playing mini-sticks hockey in the hall by the time Ken and I were getting dressed. Ken made his lunch while Reid finished up and then I did her hair. At some point, though, we entered a time warp and so instead of being earlier we were late. Maybe it had to do with the fact that Reid started to cry when she realized that Ken had packed his lunch without her assistance – how dare he! Or it might have been that she decided needed to make herself a sandwich before leaving for daycare. All of a sudden, the time was gone but it seemed much too smooth for a day that we were late.

Books we read, January 8th

Monday, January 8th, 2007

I’ve been setting the books we’ve been reading on an upper shelf of the bookcase. It’s helping us to “see” some of our former favourites that we haven’t read lately. We had a smooth morning but Reid wasn’t interested in staying still, not even to use the potty, and so reading wasn’t on the agenda. This evening, though, she was more receptive and we read: