>We (well, I) tend to coordinate our boys’ outfits, but lately, at the age of 4 1/2 years, they simply dress themselves and we never know what they’ll come out wearing. I recently bought two bright orange shirts at our spring resale for the boys to wear while camping or when we’re in a crowded place (think Out of this World or the zoo) so they are much, much easier for me to spot. So, when I asked the boys to wear these bright orange shirts for the party yesterday, they were more than happy to oblige. Here’s how the conversation went:
B: Look, Gavin, we are wearing the same shirt!
G: Yeah, Ben, that’s ’cause we are twins.
B: Oh, yeah. So we wear the same shirt.
Me: We’re going to a party where there will be a lot of twins, just like you.
B & G: (Grinning ear to ear, jumping up and down while holding hands) We’re going to a twin party! We’re going to a twin party! We’re having a party for us!
>This conversation isn’t with multiples and isn’t even with any of our kiddos, but we’ll all have elementary aged children one day, if not already, and all I can say is that teachers know more about what goes on at home than you’ll ever care to discover. In this case, it’s just funny, not too embarrassing. (In my opinion.)
Today while subbing in a third grade classroom, I conducted a survey presented by their school’s yearbook committee. The question: What’s your favorite TV show? I expected the usual Disney or Nickelodeon shows to pop up and did hear a few of those- iCarly, Phineas & Ferb, SpongeBob. Then there were some later evening shows like Survivor and American Idol. The best contribution to the list came from a little boy who beats to his own drum- Amazing Cake Stories. I was speechless, doing my best to maintain composure.
It made my day to hear this little boy share his love of Amazing Cake Stories, be it because his parents watch or just because he loves to watch it himself. The best was during the silent heads down, eyes closed, hand count for your top three choices- Amazing Cake Stories received not one, but two votes by two little guys in the class.
|One of Julie’s amazing cakes!
This post is for Julie N., whose children could likely choose this show as their favorite one day, and who should go on Amazing Cake Stories, although I have to admit it’s a show I’ve never even heard of until today and I’m not entirely sure it even exists.
Gavin: Dad, you know Sonic (the Hedgehog) is faster than anything!
Dad: Faster than Bolt, or the boy in The Incredibles?
Gavin: Yeah, faster than Cheetahs or any animal, too!
Ben: Yeah, faster than your car, ummm, but not Mommy’s van.
I’m definitely more of a Swagger Wagon kind of mom. But my kids apparently view me in this: