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6 Year Old Photoshop

Posted in Kid Talk with tags , , , , , on January 18, 2017 by Aaron

My almost 7 year old daughter made this in Photoshop today. She titled it:

A rainbow bear

falls in love

with a rainbow butterfly

in a furniture store.


Raking Service

Posted in Kid Talk with tags , , , , , , on November 14, 2016 by Aaron

Raking Service.jpgI found this sign on my street. My favorite thing about it is their commitment to using a single sheet of paper. You can see these young entrepreneurs changed their mind a few times about what they wanted to write, some words are upside down and scribbled out and you can see others peeking though on the other side.

After all that hard work I hope someone gave them a call!

Happy New Year!

Posted in Photography with tags , on January 4, 2016 by Aaron


Worms In Your Pockets

Posted in Random Musings with tags , on November 17, 2014 by Aaron

Worms and I go way back. My mom tells me a story about how I used to put all kinds of things in my pockets as a kid. Totally a typical thing for kids to do. The grossest, in her opinion, was a pocket full of worms. I guess I can’t totally empathize with her as I don’t remember ever finding a mushed up pile of worms in a pocket.

Every time I walk in the rain I am brought back to being 7 years old. I vividly remember walking to the bus stop looking at all the worms wiggling around on the pavement. I had a strong connection to those wiggling worms in the way my big socks were creased under my foot. My imagination turned those creases into real live wiggling worms inside my shoes. I had no idea how they got there but I was sure they were there. I would stop at least three times to check to convince myself that I didn’t have worms in my socks.

And now it comes full circle. The other day I was at the pet store and thought I would like to get a treat for my chickens. I asked the woman for some meal worms and she asked me if I wanted the small ones or the big ones. Once again my curiosity got the best of me so I asked how big are the big ones? She spread her fingers and showed me a size that isn’t as big as an earthworm, but were big enough.

Now those big ones are living in my fridge waiting to meet Ana, Olaf, and Sally.

What Do Bear’s Eat?

Posted in Kid Talk with tags , on August 14, 2012 by Aaron

French Rabbits

Posted in Kid Talk with tags , , , on April 6, 2012 by Aaron

When I was a kid, my mom was asking me what sounds all the different animals make. Cat – Meow, Dog – Woof … etc. Then she decided to ask me what sound a rabbit makes. I turned my head, squinted my eyes and thought about it. Then I looked at her and started squinching up my nose over and over again.

Last night, I was reading a Fancy Nancy book with my daughter. Fancy Nancy thinks that butterflies can speak French. In the book we have Nancy says things like: “Bonjour! (That means Hello in French)”. So, I asked Chloe if she knew how to say hello in French. Without hesitation she nods her head yes. So I ask her, “How do you say hello in French?”

She looks at me and waves.

Weekly Weekend Question

Posted in Kid Talk with tags , on March 28, 2012 by Aaron