Kid Quotes

We were walking out the library when the wind picked up.
Bennett: It’s windy. Is it Wednesday? (I blame Pooh.)
Me: No. It’s Friday.
Jeffrey: You know, it should be really hot on Friday. [Think about it.] And we should all sit around on Saturday. And the sun should always shine on Sunday. I don’t know what to do about Monday. But on Tuesday, we should say everything twice. We should say everything twice. Continue reading

Book Review: Scary School by Derek the Ghost

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You think your school’s scary?

Get a load of these teachers:

Ms. Fang, an 850-year-old vampire
Dr. Dragonbreath, who just might eat you before recess
Mr. Snakeskin—science class is so much more fun when it’s taught by someone who’s half zombie
Mrs. T—break the rules and spend your detention with a hungry Tyrannosaurus rex! Continue reading

A 3-Year-Old and A Mirror

We went to a science museum last night and along with seeing a few dinosaur skeletons, we found some cool toys to play with. One was a window with lights set up on each side. The lights only shined on one side at a time to create a reflective effect, like when you can’t see in a window if it’s light on your side and dark on the other side. Check out what Bennett’s doing when he thinks no one can see him. You can also hear him yelling every time I “reappear”. We did it about 20 times and he never did figure out how it all worked. (The video is just two “rounds”, and is only about 15 seconds.) Continue reading

Kid Quotes

Jeffrey had CRCT (state-mandated standardized testing) this week, and Monday morning when it was time to leave, Bennett got upset and cried, “But I don’t know how to do schoolwork!” When I explained to him that only Jeffrey was taking the test and we would be leaving him there and Bennett would be coming home with me, that just made it worse. “But then I won’t have a big brother!” Continue reading

Book Review: Dawn Comes Early by Margaret Brownley

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Looking for a woman of good character and pleasant disposition willing to learn the ranching business in Arizona territory. Must be SINGLE and prepared to remain so now and forever more. Will be given ownership of ranch. -Eleanor Walker

Disgraced dime novelist Kate Tenney fled the city that banned her latest book for a fresh start at a cattle ranch in the Arizona Territory. She hopes ranching turns out to be as romantic as she portrayed it in her novels. Continue reading