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I guess I’ve got a bit to write tonight.¬†

I took the kids to a teachers’ supply store the other day for litmus paper and “stuff.”¬† We left with litmus paper, “stuff,” and 3 puppets.¬† They were having so much fun with each other I couldn’t resist.¬† I told them I’d get them the puppets, but I expect a play by the end of the week.¬† They started working on it right there in the store.¬† DS6 has a dinosaur, DS10 has a police officer, and DDcountingdownthedaysto12 chose a cheerleader.¬† She’s really not the cheerleader type, but it was the only girl puppet she liked.¬†

So, from what I overheard, the story will include the dinosaur attacking¬†a city, and the police officer coming to the rescue.¬† I told DD one of her lines could be, “Save the cheerleader, save the world.” icon_lol.gif¬†¬† She cracked up.¬† (I’m into Heroes – yes, I am a geek, thankyouverymuch – but I don’t let the kids watch it; she’s seen the ads.)

Today, they continued work on it.¬† They’ll be using the boys’ toy dinosaurs as extras.¬† icon_lol.gif¬†

Speaking of toy dinosaurs…I just heard on the news yesterday that Pixar is going to make ToyStory3.¬† YAY!!!¬† I love Pixar films.¬†

Biggest challenge¬†for tomorrow: getting DDnotamorningpersoncountingdownthedaysto12 out of bed by¬†7:45.¬† Since we switched to DST she has been crawling out of bed (after much vocalizing on my part)¬†at 8:30 or later, which is really messing up¬†our school day.¬†¬†It wouldn’t be so bad if she didn’t wake up miserable and stay that way¬†for several hours.¬† I already warned her she will be up¬†on time tomorrow even if I have to pull her¬†out of bed!

I should talk.  I ought to find a way to disable my snooze alarm.  It might help if I managed to get to bed at a decent hour. 

I think I will do just that.  Good night! sleep1.gif


It’s good to have a day that offers obvious reasons to smile.¬† I needed one of those today, and was blessed.¬† First,¬†the simple blessing: my bread rose beautifully today.¬† My last few loaves (of 100% whole wheat bread) had not been rising well at all.¬† Odd, as I’ve been making bread for a couple of years now and, for the most part, get consistent results.¬† I’d been playing with the recipe, but not really paying attention or keeping track of what I was doing.¬† (DOH!….erm, maybe that should be DOUGH! ūüėČ )¬†I finally figured out to add more water and change the way I hydrate my flour before making the dough and viola!¬† Big, happy bread.¬† thumbsup.gif

The next blessing was better by far.¬† My DS6 has been writing “[DS6] Loves Mom” on his DoodlePro for over a month telling me that it was a movie he was making.¬† Yesterday he wrote on our school whiteboard “[DS6] Loves Mom Opened.”¬† I asked him what that meant, and he informed me that his movie opened and is now in theatres.¬† icon_lol.gif

During recess today, DS10 helped DS6 make paperplate puppets with popsicle sticks.¬† At lunch, they went up to their bedroom and brought down to the livingroom¬†their various toy containers to build a “puppet wall.”¬† They also added a few other game boxes stacked on each other.¬† They wrote me a ticket to “[DS6] Loves Mom” and gave it to me so I could get in to see the show.¬† DS6 accepted my ticket and directed me to my seat (the sofa) and the show began.¬† It was adorable (I took DS6 for ice cream) and silly (we were all giggling), and even had a bad guy (the ice cream store owner who told us there wasn’t enough ice cream and was closing the shop).¬† Oh, I laughed!¬†¬†A play in 5 acts.¬† It was wonderful.¬†

I got a picture of their curtain call:

The Puppet Show (Click pic to enlarge.)

And miracle of miracles, they even took all of their boxes back up to their room!¬† icon_eek.gif¬† I heard them talking before dinner.¬† They’re working on another show.¬†¬†smile.gif

I’m so glad I homeschool.¬† sweetheart.gif