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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Rain, rain go away

...come again periodically throughout the rest of the summer, even once a week would be great, mostly overnight and early mornings, but once or twice on a sleepy afternoon wouldn't be so bad, either.

Or, as I sang in elementary school:

Rain rain go away; come again another day
If you don't, I don't care, stick it in your underwear.

This is sort of what it has come to -- Dear Rain, you may STICK IT IN YOUR UNDERWEAR. I said last Friday that I felt I would never be warm and dry again... and it's nearly a full week later. Still soaking wet and freezing cold.

But still, is this worse than hot and windy? I can't decide.

Our school-year activities are all dropping off, one by one. Yesterday was Lucy's last dance class; this morning was our last Bible study. Next week is the end of gymnastics and swimming (well, except for a makeup for last week's puke-in-the-pool cancellation). It's all sorta weird because Nokomis and ECFE still have four weeks left. I know it'll be a busy time, regardless -- I've still got 6 dates down at Hastings, plus Lucy's and my recital, and prepping for our June vacation... not to mention all the end-of-the-year picnics, meetings, field trips etc.

Huh, I guess this might be a short update. Ummm, let's see. Well yesterday I found out that not only does Ed know most of his letters, but he also knows the sounds a lot of them make! Lucy was playing on pbskids.org  but had to leave for school, so Ed got a chance to use it, solo, for the first time. I was really surprised by how much he knew -- he was choosing the right letters for words like sled, big, and wag. Really fun. He's starting to get excited for school in the fall, too -- he asks all the time if he's still four and when he'll be turning five, and I'm taking him in today to get his registration completed for Nokomis.

Sample conversation with Eddie:

Ed: "Can I watch a movie?"

Me: "No."

Ed: "AAAUUUGH! No! I decided to watch a movie! Mom! I DECIDED TO WATCH A MOVIE!"

And yesterday he asked me what "migration" meant, and I told him, and this morning he explained to Joel that lots of animals migrate, birds and sharks and dinosaurs, and that it means to move around to get more food. And then he yelled "THEY'RE HERBIVORES!!!" completely out of context.

OK I have to go read him a book to get him to stop asking about the movie.

3 comments:

Jean said...

Pretty sure we decided long ago that nothing is worse than hot and windy.

Anonymous said...

Hi Meg! Back in my day, we used to say, "Rain, rain, go away. Come again some other day. If you don't, I don't care. I'll pull down your underwear." Must be a regional thing. : )

Seattle Nicole

Meg said...

I love all our grade-school assumptions that rain wears underwear. Thanks for sharing, Nicole! (And for always clarifying which Nicole you are; it makes it so much easier.)