Friday, January 23, 2015

Grateful morning

This morning Sofia was grateful for electric things. All things electric. Lucia was grateful for pink and purple hearts.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Morning gratitude

Sofia says, this morning I am grateful for lily pads so frogs have something to hop around on.

Lucia says, I am grateful for Lily too.

Thank god

Sofia what do you think of life?

Thank you God.

What do you think God looks like?

His arms are open and he is giving sweet nectar.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Peace to all the trapped mermaids

When putting the girls to bed there's a Hindi prayer for peace I sometimes sing with them. I always ask them before hand if there is anyone special that they want to sing the song to. Tonight Lucia said, "Papa George and Grandma Betty Franks." Then Sofia added, "And all the trapped mermaids."

Monday, January 12, 2015

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

"Sofia, you're a natural."

"what does that mean?"

"It means you are part of nature."

"Miss Frizzle and The Magic School Bus must be nature then because they can go inside of your body."

"Actually Miss Frizzle and The Magic School Bus are fiction."

"What does that mean?"

"That means they are made up."

Sofia laughs. "Something has to be real for you to make it up. Either that or it has to be words that you string together."

Nature Wed

Dad, trees hibernate in the winter.

Really? don't think so.

Yes, they do!

Hmm I guess they do!

Winter is one big night for the tree and summer is one big day.

Oh, yeah!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

3rd person

Lucia has begun to refer to herself only in the third person. This seems to be an extension of blaming everything on her little finger, which she still sometimes does a year later. Sometimes I figure her out by saying, I know what Lucia wants to do, but what do you want to do? 

Lucia says

Dad, my hands were so small.

How come?

Because I'm gonna turn into a baby if I'm gonna.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Yummy clouds

Sofia asked me on the way to school today if you could eat clouds.


Bouquet of spinner flowers 

"I'm sorry you aren't feeling well and my sister's a little wild." Says sweet Sofia

Revelation about shave and a haircut:

When I was trying to teach the girls the backbone rhythm of "Beautiful Creatures" from Rio 2 I realized that it was the same as "not fade away" and "I want candy" and 1 million other songs probably. Then it further occurred to me as I was breaking it down for them that the root of the rhythm is the old saw,  "shave and a haircut, five cents." That made it easy.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

New Year's Eve 2014

We did a fake ball drop countdown with the girls a couple hours early (using last year's on youtube,) then to bed and a long retelling of the Jack and the beanstalk story (this time Sofia thought Jack should have a "nose plunge" to guard against the smelly feet of the giant, a parachute in case he fell off the beanstalk and a mouse-suit so he could be in disguise.) The best thing about this story is that when Jack uses the magic harp to sing the giant to sleep I can usually get the girls to sleep too, singing "1,2,3 and A, B, C, go to sleep, giant, and dream you are free." Tonight it did the trick. Next year we'll wake up and do it again. Now it's time for peaceful drinking. Raise a glass to another revolution.