(She is four years old in this panel.)
Frances has too much energy to stay indoors over the holiday, so we try to get her out once or twice every day.
It takes on new meaning in our home. For example, while listening to Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, at the “as they shouted out with glee” part, Frances asked: “Is ‘glee’ a company that sells telephones?” While listening to We Wish You A Merry Christmas, at the “we won’t go until we get some” part, FrancesContinue reading “The Christmas carol”
At three years old (December 20, 2010)… Frances: I’m a very curious girl, you know. Me: You are? Frances: Yes. And serious, too.
Frances announced, out of the blue: I think slugs are beautiful because they’re decomposers. Their slime helps decompose things like logs…and you. I haven’t done any art for this quote because…Well, I am squeamish about slugs.
It’s early yet, but I think I already have my favourite quote for today from my favourite eight-year-old (and, as usual, it appeared out of nowhere): Did you know that ghosts ride the bus for free? But not on my watch, right?
(She is seven years old in this panel.)
From December 2013, when Frances was six years old: “If you ever got swallowed by a giant rhinoceros, I would try and get swallowed, too.” Now that’s love… 🙂
The Christmas season brings recitals (such as those today), and recitals provide a lot of free time in which Frances may formulate questions. In the past, she has asked: “Do you have to clap if you don’t like the performance?” and “Mum? Mum? Mum?! Why do I have to clap if the performance wasn’t good?”Continue reading “Today, in recital news”
At that point in her life, she didn’t greet anyone or acknowledge being spoken to at all; yet, she has been actively taught these social expectations over the past three years and is still learning. (She is five years old in this panel.)