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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Trying to Get Through to my Children

I'm always looking for new ways to get through to my three children. (Speaking to them in a calm, level voice never seems to work.) And since our house is a constant Frozen sing-along, I thought I'd try to communicate in their favorite language. AKA: Disney-speak.

One of the popular quotes from the movie is...
"Hi, I'm Olaf and I like warm hugs!"

And my ten year old drew this picture of the memorable character and line...
Hi, I'm Olaf and I like warm hugs.

And now here are my attempts to convey basic life skills with the kindness and clarity of Olaf.

Hi, I'm bed and I love to be made.

Hi, I'm toothbrush and I liked to be used 3 times a day.

Hi, I'm your dog and I love to be fed.

Hi, I'm TV and these are my buddies iPad and iTouch. And we aren't nearly as cool as BOOK.

Hi, I'm vacuum (we've never met) and I love to eat Legos.

Hi, I'm banister and I think you've confused me with coat rack.

Hi, I'm shoes and I just want to go home (to the closet.) 
Wait a second... those are my shoes.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

What I'm Reading This Week (2/17)

I'm reading THE ABSOLUTELY TRUE DIARY OF A PART-TIME INDIAN by Sherman Alexie. This book is often referenced at conferences and I'm slightly embarrassed that I'm just getting around to it. (Pub. date = April 2009)