- Elizabeth and I did an experiment last week, from her High Five magazine, to see how kidney beans grow roots. Then we planted them to watch them grow. These things grow like CRAZY - inches in a day - and we're watching and watering them routinely. This afternoon as we sat on the porch playing cards on the table where the planter sits, I commented on the pooling water in the dish under the pot and said something about over watering. Elizabeth replied, "Mom, you know on tv they recommend this thing called the AquaGlobe. You put it in the plant and then the water never does that and it always gets enough water."
- Later in the afternoon we were getting ready to go outside and for the millionth time I asked Elizabeth to put her shoes on. As she sat down to put them on, she snapped, "You're not the boss of me," in the snottiest of tones. I stopped myself from telling her we were not going outside, because this was a first and I needed the sunshine as much as the kids. She couldn't tell me where she learned it, but I think it was made quite clear that if I , daddy, or another adult ever heard it again she would lose privileges faster than she could repeat the phrase. :)
July 9, 2009
As Seen On TV and Heard Somewhere
Two snippets from today: