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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.

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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

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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

1 Year of Growth

Posted in Kid Talk with tags on April 27, 2011 by Aaron

Children’s Songs

Posted in Kid Talk with tags , , on January 7, 2011 by Aaron

I am now learning how messed up a lot of children’s songs are…

Oh My Darling Clementine

In a cavern, in a canyon,
Excavating for a mine
Dwelt a miner forty niner,
And his daughter Clementine

Oh my darling, oh my darling,
Oh my darling, Clementine!
Thou art lost and gone forever
Dreadful sorry, Clementine

Light she was and like a fairy,
And her shoes were number nine,
Herring boxes, without topses,
Sandals were for Clementine.

Oh my darling, oh my darling,
Oh my darling, Clementine!
Thou art lost and gone forever
Dreadful sorry, Clementine

Drove she ducklings to the water
Ev’ry morning just at nine,
Hit her foot against a splinter,
Fell into the foaming brine.

Oh my darling, oh my darling,
Oh my darling, Clementine!
Thou art lost and gone forever
Dreadful sorry, Clementine

Ruby lips above the water,
Blowing bubbles, soft and fine,
But, alas, I was no swimmer,
So I lost my Clementine.

Oh my darling, oh my darling,
Oh my darling, Clementine!
Thou art lost and gone forever
Dreadful sorry, Clementine

How I missed her! How I missed her,
How I missed my Clementine,
But I kissed her little sister,
I forgot my Clementine.

Oh my darling, oh my darling,
Oh my darling, Clementine!
Thou art lost and gone forever
Dreadful sorry, Clementine

You Are My Sunshine

You Are My Sunshine
My only sunshine.
You make me happy
When skies are grey.
You’ll never know, dear,
How much I love you.
Please don’t take my sunshine away

The other nite, dear,
As I lay sleeping
I dreamed I held you in my arms.
When I awoke, dear,
I was mistaken
And I hung my head and cried.

You are my sunshine,
My only sunshine.
You make me happy
When skies are grey.
You’ll never know, dear,
How much I love you.
Please don’t take my sunshine away.

I’ll always love you
And make you happy
If you will only say the same
But if you leave me
To love another
You’ll regret it all some day;

You are my sunshine,
My only sunshine.
You make me happy
When skies are grey.
You’ll never know, dear,
How much I love you.
Please don’t take my sunshine away.

You told me once, dear
You really loved me
And no one else could come between
But now you’ve left me
And love another
You have shattered all my dreams;

You are my sunshine,
My only sunshine.
You make me happy
When skies are grey.
You’ll never know, dear,
How much I love you.
Please don’t take my sunshine away.

Hats

Posted in Kid Talk with tags , , on October 12, 2010 by Aaron

This past weekend we had some family staying over our house. My niece, who is 6, picked up a pot and put it on her head. Then she proceeded to stomp around the room singing, “I am a pot head, I am a pot head!” We all started laughing which only made her do it more. I can’t wait for my daughter to begin saying more than dada. Although, that is really nice…