Thursday, January 28, 2010

new perspectives

Wee Tiny drew a picture of the Sun, and herself holding a flower.

Wee Tiny said "That's me holding a flower. The Sun can't hold a flower. The Sun doesn't have any arms."

I have a new perspective on what the Sun can and can't do. Sure it can provide the means for photosynthesis to create flowers, but it can't hold and sniff them.

I felt a little bit sorry for the Sun.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

and yet...

And yet at other times Wee Small could be a bit more concise herself when describing a story.
For example:

...and then she was in a room and she was in the room on a chair and she had to do something and it was twelve and the little man came and he did it and he went away and he came back and there was a king and he was...he was...she was giving him the gold, and she gave it all to the king and she was in the room again and there wasn't a frog and...

Thursday, January 21, 2010

getting to the point.

The Little One, being the eldest, can spell the number nine.

"N...I...N...E" she said to me.

To which Wee Small responded "you just write 9 and that's it!"

There is no mucking about with Wee Small.

Friday, January 15, 2010

inspiration

The little ones are well known for being calm, quiet and reflective. That is, when they are not jumping up and down and running around noisily.

Sometimes others are inspired by their serenity and it helps them achieve their goals. Some very technical people at Etsy have sought the wisdom of the little ones and this has helped them with their search engine.

I am hoping the little ones will be inspired in the search for lost toys, the other sock, their toothbrushes...


http://www.etsy.com/storque/etsy-news/tech-update-search-suggestions-5666/

Thursday, January 7, 2010

all quiet on tummy mountain.

It is the quiet and calm of January on tummy mountain. The cicadas are deafening, yet despite their perpetual chorus, the little ones have been in a post-Christmas trance like state. During one of these lazy sleepy afternoons the little ones found a chess set in a cupboard.

They drag it out and have me set it all up for them so they could play. I think maybe the pieces fascinate them. What can I say? What can I do? They are just too little to play chess, but I do not want to disappoint them. Wee Small is very direct, very matter of fact. She wants to know the rules.

"Right" says Wee Small "Where's the finish line!"

Sunday, January 3, 2010

the quest for knowledge

Today the little ones did a scientific experiment to see what would happen at bath time if you keep filling the tub until it overflows onto the floor. The outcome was that the entire floor got wet. I hope they find this knowledge useful or helpful in some way.