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April 14, 2009

Papa speculated that the removal of the 6-MP may have had an effect on Isa’s hunger level. She actually ate today. Something happened because she asked for food and then actually ate it.  Sometimes she’s mentioned being hungry but then sort of pokes it around. Today, she had a good day, snuggled up in the house, because it was cold and rainy day. She kept her jammies on all day. I have no idea where she gets these ideas. Tuesday is our weekend. 

I gave her and her sister the little treat that  I bought for them. A book called The Baby Catalogue by Janet and Allan Ahlberg. I had to give them a board book, I ordered a hardcover, and didn’t realize what it was. So all you used bookstore people find me the hardback with paper pages. I’ll be grateful. If you have small children, order this book. It is a super favorite of both of mine.

Papa did some karate lessons with them. You gotta see G. kick, you’d be scared.

Isa & G. played in their room with a toy they got from their Auntie L. and some puzzles. They colored pictures with their new glitter crayons thanks to Auntie W, A &  A. Took a very long nap. Wrote letters, like the kind that  people used to do, before email. Listened to French music. Took a bathie. Then the girls draw with markers as I read them a book called, Everything on a Waffle by Polly Horvath, another great book. Then off to bed, which took a little longer tonight for some reason. 

Isa’s Bland Cancer Menu

Oatmeal, sweetened with blackstrap molasses, wheat germ and organic milk cooked in a cast iron pot.

Quesadilla, Kefir

Carrot Juice

Spaghetti with tomato sauce

Almond Butter and Jelly sandwich

6 Comments leave one →
    April 19, 2009 10:32 pm

    Funny I’ve never known anyone else to ready Everything on a Waffle! I read it with Lily and Mario several years ago and we enjoyed it. I’m a real library junkie here! Love that place! I think the big kids reading at night is an excellent idea! I’m sure finding the right book is the KEY!

    • April 19, 2009 10:45 pm

      I loved the book and I love the library. I haven’t been for a while. I am not sure about the books. I know it sounds strange, but can she hold them with her immune system so low. And just going there is too much right now. We finished up the Waffle book and started the Mistmantle Chronicles tonight. If we plod along, then at least they can hear how it sounds, even if they don’t follow the story. I need to get some toddler books, at the library.. I release the fear of library books. : )

  2. April 16, 2009 12:25 am

    I’m jealous of the no TV thing too. I remember when we had bunny ears and would rather turn that damn thing off and play music or something. Now we alternate between TV, wii, computer and laptop (not really the same so stop saying same thing). We are wonderfully diverse in our personal detachment.

    • April 16, 2009 12:29 am

      The great thing about the computer is that we can feel more connected in some ways. Facebook, twitter, personal blogs like this one. Odd….
      Kill your television. Remember seeing those bumper stickers circa 1990?

  3. April 15, 2009 6:35 am

    Isa’s menu sounds pretty good. Also sounds like a great day, I’m kind of jealous.

    • April 15, 2009 10:47 pm

      Love the honesty. Typical day. Typical menu. Everything on Waffles is their FIRST bigger kid book. They have no concept of exactly what is going on, but they can feel the rhythm of the words, AND they get to color with markers. They lost their unobserved marker privilege after drawing tattoos on each other. So at night instead of reading umpteen gazillion baby books, I read one chapter from the big kid book. So far so good. I think I will work into some combination. Maybe this should be a post in itself. We have to be creative because we don’t have a television. I love it. So no please no offers. And I love art stuff and of course there is cooking. And great wooden toys. Oh, wait, we don’t have any of those but would love some. Tons of sites on-line.

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