Goodnight ManVan (in memoriam)
ManVan, I salute you. You drove a ton of boat stuff down from Washington, saving us hundreds on U-Haul. Then you helped us move from Mountain View to Emery Cove. You were there for shuttling stuff back and forth to the marina, and you’ve served us faithfully all these months as our nearby no-cost storage […]
Miles Takes a Shot
Just you know, he insisted on doing this. It was completely unprompted.
Miles: “Knock Knock” Me: “Who’s there?” Miles: “Banana” Me: “Banana Who” Miles: “Aren’t you glad I didn’t say Orange?” At this point I’m thinking, at least he got the right fruit in there but Miles scrunches up his forehead as I fake laugh and says “Daddy what’s the real joke?” So I decided to humor […]
Miles: “You know what this is daddy?” Me: ” No Miles, what is that” (he’s holding two paint stirrers) Miles: “Its a gun for catching gooses and ducks with fire and steam” Me: “Buddy, do you think you’re old enough for a gun?” Miles: “Oh yeah, Im a very big boy. Very tall” Me: “Okay […]
Thought this was pretty funny. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZa7hU6tP_s&feature=player_embedded[/youtube] Thanks to this article by the super funny and entertaining Janna Cawrse Esarey for hooking me up with this video.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCQdGRZOJy8[/youtube] Believe it or not this was spontaneous. I have no idea how Miles knew where the pirates are or where Hawaii is. I guess unschooling is working for our family.
The Blue Bunny — Miles’ First (collaborative) Story
We had a really first rate dinner at Amber tonight. When we arrived (at 5:15), there was one other family there and we were seated in the very back corner of the room reserved for families with little kids that look like trouble. Ruby was wearing her pink flower rain boots, mini-skirt, and a blue […]
Ruby Sings About Respect
This is a slightly old video of Ruby singing a song she invented about respect. I love that as she’s singing it she grabs her brother and won’t let go of him when he yelps. Luckily she does let go when I ask her, so it seems as though she respects me, but not Mr. […]
Bacon or Meatballs, What Makes a Better Sundae?
I haven’t actually read this book, but I found the title intriguing. The title suggests that if you aren’t paying attention to your customers needs, then you may find yourself putting whipped cream and a cherry on a meatball. When I read the title, I had two strong and immediate impressions. First, “yuck.” I said […]