Monday, 23 January 2012

The Eighties

In a movie we were watching, there was a reference to Budda being unavailable. I explained to Logan that it was funny because Budda had lived thousands of years ago and was therefore, dead--which was why he was unavailable. He wanted to make sure he understood and asked, "Budda lived hundreds of years ago?"
"Yes, hundreds and HUNDREDS of years ago," I confirmed
"So, did he lived back in the '80's?" he asked. With a chuckle, I agreed, "Yeah, back in the '80's."

So all of you born in the '80's or before,---welcome to being classified as ancient history.

Family Dynamics Defined

Recently, we've been trying to encourage Logan to speak more, which means Hannah is required to give him more opportunities to speak. Imagine trying to get a girl to quit talking so she can ponder what a boy thinks... As you can see, it's nearly an impossible task.

Logan best illustrated this while I was helping him learn his spelling words last week. On one particularly ticklish word, he was having trouble sorting out which vowels to use first in the word "fuel". I explained that we could hear the long U sound, but that U needed another vowel to help him "say his name". I trotted out the well worn reminder, "When two vowels go walking, the first one does the talking...and the second one says nothing at all." He watched as I circled the letter U and softly crossed out the letter E to indicate that E says nothing at all. Pointing to the U, he said, "That one's Hannah" then he pointed to the E, "and that one's me."