Archive for March, 2007

Sibling Music


Today in the car (do all my blog posts start like that?  I've been spending an inordinate and eco-unfriendly amount of time driving my kids lately), we're listening to the radio and after a certain Beatles' song plays, Dillon announces that he has an idea.  "Next time me and Rose fight I'll just try to remember [singing] 'We can work it out!  We can work it ooouuut!"

I counter that with a somewhat Nirvana-inspired, "Come on people now, smile on your brother, everybody get together, try to love one another right now…"  

Rose follows up with an amalgam of the two, and its generally a very pleasant trip home- and they didn't fight this afternoon, so maybe it's a life-changing new philosophy.  Or, perhaps a coincidence… 



So D and I are in the car, driving home from school, and he says, "Mom, we should move in with Grandma and Grandpa."

We joke about this all the time- my parents have the greatest house ever, and they're leaving town for an upcoming weekend, so we've ramped up the joking  to include moving their stuff out and our stuff in while they're gone.  So I assumed this was the line of thinking coming from Dillon, and said, "We joke about that, and it would be really great, wouldn't it?"

Dillon says, "Mom, we should move in with them so we can give our house to someone else."   I ask why we would want to do that, and he tells me, "Some people don't have homes.  And some even have to live in cardboard boxes.  So we should give our home to them!"

I try to explain to him that it isn't really that there aren't enough houses, that other things go into people not having places to live, and that it's really hard to understand and it is really sad.  But this is a toughie. 

Rose's First Day


Today was Rose's first day of school and it went well.  There were no tears at the drop-off and she seems like she had a great day. 

Her school day is 8am to 11am, so Charles picked her up via an early lunch and I left work early to hang with her the rest of the afternoon.  As I put her down for a nap, I said "When you wake up we'll go pick up Dillon from school."

She looked at me and said, "Rose has a school now, too!" 

Mash Up


The kids created the greatest music mash-up today.  I'm listening to Nine Inch Nails' "Head Like A Hole" on the radio, it's older but it reminds me of skateboarders and Summerfest in 1991 and fun days and warm weather.  So I like it, and Trent Reznor is singing "No, you can't take it!" and all of a sudden two voices from the back seat start singing, "Shake Shake Shake… Shake Shake Shake… Shake Your BOOT-AY!"

It went pretty well together.  When the NIN song ended, so did the impromptu chorus.

Go figure.