Wednesday, October 31, 2007

halloween 2007

After last halloween, where I was amazed by my two year old's voracious appetite for candy acquisition. I thought it might be nice for the kids to give a little rather than just grab the candy. So, I made up a quick thank you note in Illustrator and printed it out for the kids to give each family who gave them candy. People's reactions were very interesting. Everyone was very surprised. A few were slightly suspicious. only slightly - how suspicious can you be of a 3 year old in a fairy costume? Some people were so genuinely touched that Ro and Sim both got really into it. Ro said, "Wow, we made that person happy!" They then got to argue about which one got to give the thank you note at the next house, which I thought was a good arguement for once. I think it was one of the first times that Roen could see the actual value in giving and how a small amount of thoughtfulness could really affect someone in a positive way. We will definitely do it again next year. Ro enjoys handing out candy as much as getting it - perhaps more so. We only went half way up our street before he was ready to go back and start handing it out.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

the quesadilla of the world

Sim has two standard behaviors right now, first is inviting people to her birthday which is followed closely by singing quirky songs. If she half way likes anybody that she meets, she invites them to her birthday party. She has invited so many people, it's nuts. Thankfully, they won't be coming or we'd have people from the shoe store, the grocery store, the playground, school, the Y and every other place we go. It's amazing how quickly she establishes a relationship with different people, male or female, child or adult.

Her quirky songs are really amusing but I can never remember them which frustrates me to no end. The one she was singing today was about the quesadilla of the world and something about the quesadilla flying to the moon and other adventures of the quesadilla.