Thursday, January 11, 2007

My very first snow day!

I got one of my New Year's wishes: To get up at 6am, find out that school is closed, and crawl back into bed for another two hours. Delicious.

In any town where it actually snowed for real, this storm would not have warranted a snow day. However...

Number One Daughter and I rolled up this big snow ball. After we took the picture, we kept rolling it. Eventually we had rolled up all the snow in the park, and we started picking up the benches and the play equipment. After it got big enough to roll up cars and trees, we finally got to the point where we rolled up all the houses in the neighborhood. Then it turned into a star.

Sunday, January 07, 2007


My daughter's career in public policy has begun.

I asked her this morning to put away all the toys on the floor in the Big Room. When she told me she had finished, I went in to check. What about all this stuff still on the floor? I asked her.

She replied: Those aren't toys.

Redefine the problem and the problem disappears.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007