Monday, March 14, 2011


On our way to school, I was quizzing J on his science test he has today, reinforcing that if he finishes a test early, that he spend the extra time to look it over again. Check his spelling, look for punctuation, etc. Then he says "That's what Grandpa Vonny always says." Me: "He does?" J: "Yeah, like when you go to a Japanese restaurant, you eat Japanese food. Or you go to an Italian restaurant, you eat Italian food. You don't eat just macaroni and cheese." Me: Silence for a beat, "Am I missing something? What does eating in a restaurant have to do with test taking?" J: "I don't know, but Grandpa always says that." Ah...okay. At least he is listening to something.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Lotta Books

Today was the CCBC (Cooperative Children's Book Center), at the UW, spring book sale. The boys and I went, and one hour, 36 books worth $598, $104 later, we have hours of reading enjoyment ahead of us!