Sunday, July 19, 2009

Discovered this weekend

- A box of letters, written to my mother in the sixties and seventies, by different suitors, and friends. What an amazing woman she was. But, I knew that.

- That Jesse has given up the final bit of interest he had in dinosaurs. Obsessed at four, he could speak about his passion like a genuine paleontologist (albeit with a few missing "r" sounds. ; ) He is finished with this one. But for a few favorite dinosaurs, we are packing them all up, along with the dinosaur books, into a basket. It will find it's way to some freshly-passionate dinosaur person at the unschooling conference in August.

- A cool number problem. Try this. Think of a number between 1 and 9. Now triple it. Add six to that number. Triple it again. Reduce this number to one digit by adding together the two digits of your number. Your number is nine, right?

- That I remember every lyric in "Fiddler on the Roof" even though I hadn't seen it for twenty or more years. It was one of my first records.

- That the kids liking this musical has totally justified my having bought the tickets to "Billy Elliot" when we are in NY in Sept. Don't you think?

- A need to write poetry to the tomato.

- That I no longer have my list of links to your blogs! My reader is gone. So leave a comment, if you would - so that I can rediscover your blog feed. Or, I could discover it for the first time. Thanks.

15 comments:

gail said...

My comment is simply that I think you rock!! :-) See you soon!

Christy said...

I think it is kind of sad when they give up a long time obsession. Sometimes I'm not ready to move on.

Sara said...

Love a box of letters. Was just reading through a few of Matt's to me a long long time ago. Priceless!
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kelli said...

letters... I love reading old letters! :) I agree with Christy about the kids moving on and me NOT. The last couple of weeks have been hard on me, Alec saying he will give up some legos and Kyra.. getting rid of most of her Bratz! eek, yes it was harder on me!

Madeline Rains said...

It is sad. And it's continuing today with the playmobil. "Not the playmobiil", I proclaimed, heavily. But it ended well. We're selling it to pay for tickets to So You Think You Can Dance when it comes.

Clem said...

Cool,
Only now, we can not have the bright idea to buy dinosaur games for Jesse...we will have to think a little more! :D
I miss you all !

Madeline Rains said...

We will see you in Sept. Clementine! I'm so glad.

Heart Rockin Mama said...

Declan has always been very passionate about one thing at a time: superheroes, robots, godzillas, etc. When he moves on and packs it up I am ok. But when he wants to sell them, I must admit, it makes me sad! Like a piece of his childhood is leaving!

Kimba said...

Taran and Lucy wanted to sell or give away some of their wooden toys from toddler hood recently and I had to ask if I could keep them for possible future generations - I had a hard time letting go ;)

Kelli, I don't want to even think about when the legos go...I play with them now more than ever.

Persephone said...

I hope to see you all when you are in this neck of the woods! Hope that doesn't stress you out, I know you have lots to do and lots of people to see! The boys grow so much in a year!!! cleanupclearout.blogspot.com

FLO said...

We still have every toy we've ever owned because it's so sad to let it go. It *is* like giving a piece of history. Maybe we need a toy museum.

theresa said...

I like your blog :)

Shan said...

Hi Maddie!!

I thoroughly enjoy reading your blog and seeing the boys grow. Thanks for sharing your lives with us. Tell Flea HI! the next time you talk to her. I miss you guys.

Shan

Madeline Rains said...

Shannon! hello! You've inspired me to call Flea tomorrow. It's been a while. I hope you're all great.

LoriAnn said...

Long time reader - happy each time you have a new post!