Della: Mom, I think so much that I can only see what’s inside my mind and not what’s outside of it.
Della: Did you know the light controls my feelings?
Della: Today is America’s birthday!
Me: When you were little there was a rumor going around the Butterfly House that the Fourth of July was Santa’s birthday.
George: But Santa doesn’t have a birthday.
Me: Right. I guess.
George: Do animals have birthdays?
George: I know when a hedgehog’s birthday is. When is that? What is it called? Hedgehog Day? Or is it Thanksgiving?
Della: It’s Groundhog Day!
George: Oh yeah.
Shoulder Season: It’s Finally Over
Steve: The trick to feeling like you’re on vacation is staying in your bathing suit through lunch.
It’s been a long cold spring-and-early-summer.
But we are finally getting out there.
We went to the “rodeo” on Friday night.
George tried his bike on this trail in the pasture.
I found them like this.
They fell asleep on me.
Of Malls and Butterflies
George says he wants to have his next birthday at the mall and he wants a butterfly knife.
Today is the last day of first grade.
Della told Steve, “Yesterday everyone went to the kiva and watched Incredibles 2, but I didn’t. I went to my classroom and watched Pepsi Shortstocking.”
“You mean Pippi Longstocking?”