Tuesday, March 23, 2010
The girls were suspiciously quiet at the art table yesterday while I typed furiously in the office. Normally this would have raised a few hackles, but I had a deadline to meet and didn't have time to worry about it. Ro didn't make a peep, and Ree ran back and forth for a little while yelling that she wanted to know how to spell "cupboard" and asking me each letter about five times. It took a loooooooong time. Man that is a big, annoying word to airspell across the house. Anyhow, after a slightly nervewracking twenty minutes, I raced into the kitchen, did a lightning-fast assessment, and was amazed to find that the Hubei Wrecking Crew hadn't destroyed one single thing while I was busy. What's more, Ro had made a little "book" in that time. She stapled a few papers together, wrote a bunch of words that I didn't know she knew, and drew some pictures. Is it just me, or does the pint-sized author look kind of smug?: See cat on mat: Pan: No top (wait, what? oh whatever): Cab: No (hm, perhaps I said that word too many times today?): When the heck did she learn to write words?! She really knew what she was doing too. I know, because I thought she had just written random letters that made accidental words. But when quizzed, she could spell all of those words out loud too. Little sweetie. She was so proud it was adorable. Ro has been dying to learn to read for a few months now, and is just SoClose. By the way, Ree can't spell anything yet and has less-than-zero interest in reading, but that kiddo is funny. I went to the cupboard/pantry for a Cheez-Its run, and saw this smeary little Post-It taped in the middle of the door. Remember that word we were airspelling together? Well you can see it if you look really hard: Hee! You know I'm never taking that off, right? Love them. PS: Maybe I'm crazy, but Ree's thumb seems to look a little worse than it did this weekend. It's kind of bumming me out. It looked great on Saturday and Sunday and I'm wondering if that was because the old medicine that we were using on Wed-Fri (the heavy duty steroid cream Mometasone Furoate) was working? And now that we've switched back to the Mupirocin we're backtracking? Ugh. I'll try to get another picture of it tomorrow. We have a followup pediatric dermatologist appointment scheduled in a couple of weeks and I might need to bump it up.