As soon as I made the decision to stop Practicing Impatience, in comes Maddie.
"I've decided. I want a peanut-butter and jam sandwich for breakfast."
"Okay. Do you want it toasted?"
"Nooooo... I said peanut-butter and jam sandwich."
"I know. I was just asking if you wanted it toasted. Peanut-butter is good on toast."
"I said peanut butter and jam!..."
"I know you did. Sheesh. I was just asking if you wanted it toasted. Never mind." [Laughs in exasperation and to ward off Mama-grumpiness.]
"I said peanut-butter and jam!, and you just said peanut-butter, so I was confused."
"Here is your sandwich, babe."
"I wanted it toasted."
"Is Christmas a long time?"
"No, not really. It's next month."
"But is it a looooong time?"
"I'm not sure what you're asking."
"Uh!" She huffs in irritation. "I'm asking if it is a looooong time."
"Do you mean the day? It's twenty-four hours, same as every other day."
"Is that a long time?"
Sigh. "Is every day a long time?"
"But is Christmas a long time?"
After recovering for a few minutes, her Mama tries again. More loving, you know?
"I think what you're asking me if it's gonna be a big day, is that right?"
"Yes. I think the day will be so fun that it will seem to last for a looong time."
"But is it a long time?"
Blink, says I.
"Like the day after tomorrow?"
"No. It's not the day after tomorrow."
Glitter...and pretty papers...
make a beautiful paper chain.
And snowflakes make for pretty sparklies.
(We started some more today.)
Chocolate Snow Icecream.
We finished up the second chapter of Explore Rocks and Minerals (go here to enter the drawing for a copy), and then read How Mountains Are Made.
Mmm, have a much better understanding of plates, now, thank you.
And did you know that Mount Everest is not the point furthest away from the center of the earth? The Earth actually bulges at the equator, so Chimborazo Peak in Ecuador is the furthest point-- even though it is only 7,113 feet above sea level. (Mount Everest is 29,028 feet high.)
Books are cool.
I had the thought that to go along with this we could pick up our book Fizz, Bubble, and Flash - Element Explorations & Atom Adventures for Hands-On Scientific Fun and further our investigations and explorations.
You know - since we are already here.
Seems to be going most excellently. Connections, and all that.
The States puzzle again.
And then the other one.
Toy research. Imagine that.
"This is a pyramid." says She.
"Yes, I can see."
"It's two thousand and one countries. Very old."
"Mmm... that is old!"
We read Snow Play, and thoroughly enjoyed the pretty sparkliness of it.
So naturally we got out two puzzles, Maddie and me, and we set to work with our markers and glitter glue.
Checked on the crystals.
began last night
Directions and the Science Behind It here.
Peep (And The Big Wide World).
More piano play.
She's learned how to set up the "follow me" feature on the keyboard, so we're all about learning to play songs right now.
"Cool." says the Mama.
A netflix movie downstairs for one,
research on the 'puter for another,
and catch up for Mama.
Daddy is To Be Expected Shortly.
I love this sparkly life.
Have I said that?
It's 6:37 and All Is Well.
See you tomorrow. Prob'ly.