Sunday, February 27, 2011

Spoiler: None of them are yellow.

Pop quiz, Hotshot. It's 7:30pm, and the baby is cranky, exhausted, and ready for bed. But she won't go until you give her "The yulloh banket. YULLOH!" So which one do you choose?



(And for any smart alecks out there, WRONG. It's not the one with the yellow ducks.)

Monday, February 14, 2011

Music class

I signed up Nora and me for a music class a few weeks ago. It's a really expensive music class, as these things go, but Nora needed a thing. Jack has lots of things: school, gymnastics... OK, just school and gymnastics. But when Jack was Nora's age, I could take him to the library's music program for toddlers and he was allowed to participate unencumbered by a four-year-old determined to co-opt his mother's lap and attention. So I signed up for a Saturday morning music class and it's just for the two of us.

We've been to about four classes so far and listened to the accompanying CD many, many, MANY times. She remains absolutely silent during the classes themselves, but I think something is sinking in.

Nora sings "Jack in the box" from Maureen on Vimeo.

Really. She makes not a peep during class.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Giveaway winners

As expected, those of you who wanted a cookbook had excellent odds. The only one of you out of luck is Jessica, because Jessica is the only one who wants something someone else wants, and Heather R wins because I can just hand it to her when I give her back the big bag of toddler pajamas the next time I see her. Sorry, Jessica! My laziness is your loss.

So here are the winners:
Diane: place mat
Tracy: Fix It and Forget It
Bailey: Kitchen Survival Guide
Heather R: Biggest Book of Cookies
Swistle: All of the rest of the cookbooks

Winners, send me your addresses! Swistle, I already have your address, so look for a very large package stuffed with cookbooks to arrive any day now.