Frances speaking with Siri: “Do time machines really exist? What is a table? What song am I singing?”
Frances made this in class just before the holiday break. I really like how appropriate the faces are with respect to perspective, as well as the perspective itself.
Frances made a cute list of things she wanted to do before Christmas during Christmas vacation — number five was my favourite: Capture an elf. She said she might believe in Santa if she could capture an elf.
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”
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?
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”
In this picture, Frances is doing something that she often does: she’s hiding. Hiding takes several different appearances: she might lift up her shirt to hide her face, she might crawl under a table or chair, she might build a fort, or she might cover her whole body with a blanket. Whichever she chooses, sheContinue reading “Hidden Meaning”