I freaked out a little. Which you can read about here.
But now I'm just trying to take advantage of what may very well be the last papal conclave I'll ever see on this side of life, and teaching the heck out of it in school. Kelly wrote a phenomenal blog post about the subject, complete with educational links galore, so thanks to her, my kids are getting a top-notch unit study, rather than the normal Google-image-search-and-destroy lesson plans they're usually subjected to.
My kids thank you, Kelly.
Theme Thursday- did you check it out? If not, click on over and see a posse of really beautiful trees and/or leaves. Add your own if you have one.
Next week's theme:
There are some truly amazing Valentine cards out there now. Like this one:
Speaking of the most awesome childhoods ever, did you see Lisa's stuffed monster she made for her son? WITH HER OWN TWO HANDS?
As soon as she puts an order form up, I'm getting in line for one of these. For me. Back off kiddos. Y'all have wicked awesome valentines. Mama needs a stuffed animal monster.
People who can make beautiful things with their hands are amazing to me.
Ken's leaving on a week-long business trip soon, and we haven't told the kids yet. They didn't take his last one very well, and that was only 3 days long. Does anyone have any ideas on how we can break it to them in a way that's not going to result in hysterics? Seriously, I need help on this one, since I'm tempted to just have him drive himself to the airport, say nothing to the kids, and wait for them to notice that Daddy hasn't been home in a few days. Maybe I'll pretend like I didn't notice his absence. You know- just for fun.
That's probably not very healthy, so any tips you could give me would be appreciated.
I want a root beer float all of the sudden.
If you like Harry Potter at all, you've probably already seen this, but it still oozes awesome. Ken and I lost interest in the movies with Azkaban, but since we've started reading the books outloud with the three big kids, I'm excited to give the films another chance.
Now off to Jen with you.