DaniGirl over at Postcards from the Mothership posted a summary of her year based on the first line of the first* post for each month. Being a committed environmentalist, I know the value of reusing things and I think good ideas must fit into that, right?
1. Reid was in a contrary mood tonight.
2. It was a morning for repetition.
3. Reid and I went to the library after Kindermusik this morning.
4. I pulled Reid from her bed, where she was sleeping quite happily, thank you very much and carried her to the bathroom as she cried and asked to sleep some more.
5. At 6:50 last night, as Amanda, Ken and I were finishing our desserts, Reid went upstairs.
6. The latest tool in Reid’s linguistic toolbox is “actually” and she is using it a lot lately.
7. There is an advertising campaign for a distress line currently running on the buses here in Ottawa that says something to the effect, “Think of the most personal thing about yourself that you’ve never told to anyone. Now turn to the person next to you and tell them.”
8. We went to gymnastics class again last night.
9. Since our hot air balloon watching picnic on Friday night didn’t include watching any hot air balloons, Reid and I went hunting for balloons on Saturday morning.
10. Have you read that women speak an average of so many words each day, while men speak many fewer?
11. As I wrote a couple of weeks ago, I’m participating in National Blog Posting Month or NaBloPoMo.
12. Reid has been interested lately in where things come from, who made them and who bought them.
I’m not sure how to summarize the statements above. We read many books, had lots of adventures and talked and talked and talked.
*The first 6 or so months of the year I took note of all of the books that we read to Reid in a given day. I swapped out a couple of those post’s first lines for the first substantive post of the month. Now I have to stop typing and go start a book blog (let’s call it Reading to Reid). Recording what we read made me more conscious of our choices, Reid’s reaction to what we were reading and also prompted me to find the time to read on busy days since I didn’t want to admit that we hadn’t managed the 3 book minimum that I’d set.