Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Word of the Week: Plano

Plano (noun): a musical instrument operated by a keyboard, or anything with a keyboard that you move your fingers over rapidly to produce sound.
"Mama, can you find my plano? I want to dance like a penguin."- Magnolia

"More plano." - Kaleia, pointing at the laptop

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Word of the Week: Eh-go

Eh-go (sentence): something you say as you are handing over an object (dinner plate, empty cheese stick wrapper, random fuzz from the ground, a tempting "no touch" object, etc)
"Eh-go!"- Kaleia

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Silent Reading

Recently, our friend Ethan was over. While I was taking care of the girls, he decided to read a little on the couch. After observing him for a minute, Magnolia looks at me puzzled.

Maggie: "Mama, why Ethan not know the words?"

Me: "He knows the words."

Maggie: "But he is not saying them."

Whoa. Didn't anticipate that one. How does one explain silent reading?

Me: "Um, He is reading the words in his head? Do you ever read the words in your head?"

Maggie: "No, I always say them loud."

And she returned to play. I am glad my simplistic answers are all she needs at this point.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Word of the Week: Sweaty

Sweaty (noun): a term of endearment
"Oh, Kaleia, Sweaty, what happened? Are you okay?" - Magnolia
"Sweaty, that's a no touch. Good girl." - Magnolia