Frances: Mummy, I want to meet Temple Grandin…Does she like ponies?
Frances: I saw this in a painting once, so I decided to copy it.
We dyed eggs together this afternoon.
Frances’s many out-of-the-blue questions often reflect her need to verify rules. Recently, she asked: “Never put seaweed on extremely dry hands, otherwise the natural dyes in the seaweed will turn them green, right?” They don’t always make sense to us, but they always make us think.
This morning, I taught Frances how to play Pick-up sticks though I haven’t played since I was a kid.
In the year-long period following her almost overnight, incredibly rapid speech development, Frances was given to inventing words and phrases that served whatever purpose she might require at the moment. She definitely caused a lot of stifled laughter. For example, at the new age of three, when her older sister was sick one time, FrancesContinue reading “Wordsmith “
Frances has been watching videos of Sea Monkey kits being assembled on YouTube — her latest interest. These little shrimp don’t do much at the best of times, and they do just as much in a ten-minute-long video as far as I can tell. I don’t always understand her interests, but I always tryContinue reading “Sea Monkey world”
Frances: Mum? Me: Yes? Frances: Your coat looks too tight for you.
Fashion advice in my journal entry of March 5, 2012 (aged 4): Frances: You should wear hanging-down earrings. Me: Why? Frances: When you get old, you need to wear hanging-down earrings.