Monthly Archives: June 2012

Everyone’s a critic

I am listening to music while ironing when one of the dogs growls, out of nowhere.

Mom — Oh, relax, dog!

B — Why did you tell him to relax?

Mom — Because he growled.  Didn’t you hear him?

B — Yes.  Why did he growl?

Mom — I don’t know.

B — Maybe he doesn’t like the music.

Fill in the blank

From R’s school writing journal:

Interpretive lens

The boys made treats to share with their classmates.

Here is Mom’s sample cookie:


Here are samples of R & B’s product:


From B’s school writing journal:

Sensory language

The boys are going out to run errands with Dad.  When they get in the car, they both turn around and get out.

B — Eeew!  it stinks in there!

R — It smells putrid!

Your wish is my command

Mom — B, would you please put away the trains?

B — Okey dokey.  If you say so… I would do anything for you, Mom!


R — Mom!!!  There’s an earwig in here!  (Then, after the bug has been removed,)  It was in my shoe.  Do you think he has family in there?