Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Odds and Ends, or, Transitions, Who Needs Them?

Recently, after drinking anything other than water, Benjamin started asking us if his mouth was "in colors." I'm guessing this came from having a red mouth after Kool-Aid or something. He does NOT like to be "in colors." He went whole hog the other day and informed us that he does not want to drink milk or juice anymore, only water, because "I don't want my mouth to be in colors."

He is ready for school to start; he asks every day whether there is school. Not yet, school starts September 2nd for him. No big kindergarten transition since he will be in the same one-room schoolhouse with many of the same kids, the same teacher and same aide. The biggest change for him will be having to go back after lunch.

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Noah helped Frédéric made muffin-shaped bread ("brioche") today.

Hard to say whether his favorite part was flinging the dough balls into the muffin pans, or cleaning out the bowl afterwards.

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Benjamin's transplanted zucchini plant has graced us with one zucchini so far. Still probably better than it would have done had I been the one to uproot it.

Too much rain has cut our tomato season short this year, so in the next few days we need to go ahead and harvest everything that is left and make spaghetti sauce, jam, green tomato pickles, or whatever else we can think of. I made several jars of salsa a couple of days ago.

Our THREE eggplant plants managed ONE eggplant. I think eggplants in our garden will go the way of the bell peppers, and we won't bother with a second attempt.
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Benjamin has also come around to our way of thinking about TV, apparently... when he watches too much TV, he turns into a real grouch. I have never officially limited him to a certain amount of time, I just cut him off altogether when he starts getting too cranky. Lately, he has taken to asking Frédéric or me to turn on the timer so he can watch TV, and he turns it off himself after the timer goes off!

The not-so-elusive Laundry Gnome in action.

1 comment:

Delphine said...

Je trouve l'idée de la minuterie télé très mature de sa part ! Est-ce qu'il s'y tient tout seul ?