Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Can't think of a snazzy title

Tonight it is hot. It's 83 degrees in our apartment at the moment. All three kids are wide awake and it's after 10pm. I can't blame them. So, they are reading quietly and I thought I would jot a few things down to make it look like I update my blog more often than I do. (o:
Tonight I watched Super Nanny with the boys. There were three boys on the show about the same age as my boys. They were beyond naughty. Their parents were young and very short tempered. I sat and shook my head at their ridiculous parenting including letting their kids play rated M video games. No wonder their kids were brats. Then the mom squirted ~yes, I said squirted~ anti-bacterial soap in her sons mouth for lying. I look at Joseph and say, "See, even that kid gets soap, but he got a whole squirt. You get a drop." Then dear old Super Nanny asks the mother if she is insane for putting chemicals in her sons body. Joseph looks at me and says, "See, Super Nanny says no soap!" Thanks a lot Super Nanny! Here I was being all smug because my kids don't know who Super Mario is, but here I am putting chemicals in their body. Actually, I never put it in their mouths and it's the most extreme form of punishment we dish out~reserved only for special occasions. (like my dad and the belt) So, I was humbled slightly, but still feel pretty good about our parenting after watching the show.

Anyway, another topic...Have you ever read "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom"?

I first read this charming little alphabet story when I was a peon teaching aid at the Child Labs at Ricks College. The head teacher did a whole week lessons based on this book. It was awesome, so I bought a hard back copy. Then, when I was teaching Preschool at KinderCare I got a paperback copy because I didn't want my nicer one ruined. Then after Joseph was born, I found this cute little board book version on clearance so I bought that. I read it to Joseph and Spencer when they were little. They liked it and we had it pretty much memorized. I remember Travis telling me one day that all he could think of was, "skit skat skoodle doot, flip flop flee" all day. It kinda sticks. But after a couple of weeks of reading, they moved on. Now we have Connor. He managed to dig up all three copies of this book. He carries them everywhere including bed. He makes me read all three copies before he is satisfied. I tell him he needs to read it himself, and he can recite the whole book. When I am too busy and can't read it to him, he goes to Joseph and begs Joseph until he gets it read to him at least once. This happens several times a day. It's really cute, but kinda annoying at the same time. At least he knows his alphabet really well!

So, if you haven't read the book, I highly recommend it, but please do so with caution. This book can be addictive to young children.

That's all I have to say at the moment. It's just too darn hot in this little room. And, as I have mentioned before, in Seattle, we practically see through white skinned Seattle people don't do well with the heat. So bye for now and have a fabulous day!

1 comment:

Godwin/Elmer Clan said...

I love that book to. It one of Orrin favorite once as well.