Monday, January 26, 2009

Scorecard for the day (so far)

1. Baking oatmeal-peanut butter-chocolate chip cookies with Will. Fun, sensory, interactive. PASS.

2. Snapping at Will for scooping oatmeal-flour mixture out of the bowl and onto the floor. FAIL.

3. Creating an indoor sandbox out of containers filled with birdseed. Tactile and interactive. Unique and creative. PASS. Extra points for thinking ahead and covering the floor with a plastic table cloth.

4. Completely losing cool and yelling, "You have to stop taking the birdseed off the sheet. STOP IT!" FAIL. Extra deductions for physically pulling child away from the sandbox.

5. Patiently watching Will work on her jigsaw puzzles and only helping when specifically asked. PASS.

6. Feeding Will a nutritious lunch of spinach lasagna and nectarines. PASS. Extra points for the lasagna being home-made with whole wheat noodles.

7. Blogging during lunch instead of engaging Will in stimulating conversation. Not really a fail, but no points awarded either.

7. Sharing a freshly baked cookie from the batch this morning. PASS.

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As an aside, Will just picked up the brochure that came with her squirrel family and took it behind the couch to read. You know, as she does her business. Reading in the bathroom, it starts young.

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