Paul is crabby with his RSS reader. He's saying to it, "No, I'LL tell YOU when to 'mark as read' KAY-THANX!" Apparently it keeps marking things as read when he hasn't even clicked on them yet, and that is highly annoying. He shouldn't give it such a hard time for malfunctioning, though: he should just be glad his RSS feeder is there with him, rather than on someone else's computer. TEE HEE.
This afternoon I supervised the making of a baking-soda-and-vinegar "volcano." AND I made a big batch of Corn Starch Muck for the kids to play with. AND I've been dumping my used coffee grounds into a gross little baggie every day because William says he needs " a cup of grinds" for another messy project. Pls send mothering medal kthanx.
Have you ever made Corn Starch Muck? I believe "Magical Mixture" is its preferred name. You take corn starch, maybe half a box, and mix it with jusssst enough water to moisten it and stick it together. You get this weird play clay that will break like chocolate if you snap it suddenly, but will dribble like liquid through your fingers if you hold it still. Freaky! And messy! (Play with it in a bowl, and put the bowl on newspapers. And maybe put the newspapers outside. Perhaps in another state.) But fun for kids. Seriously, they'll be out of your hair for hours, and then you give them wet washcloths and make them clean up the drying white powdery clumps and flakes all over the floor, and that buys you another hour.
I filed my taxes (*smug expression*) and this year I have too many children for the form. I use TurboTax, so I don't fill in actual forms with an actual writing implement, but I saw on the print-out that it had to file a separate form for additional dependents, because the main form only has room for four.
Those of you who have been hanging out around here for awhile know my feelings about Walllmart, which is that it is the kind of place where you take a deep breath, run in, do your shopping as fast as you can, and get the helll out. But look what I found there:
DINOSAUR SHIRTS. Marked down to only $2 each! Elizabeth LOVES dinosaurs; I got her one of each shirt, but then got some for Edward too so they could coordinate.
Summer sleep-away camp supplies - I am in a TIZZ about Elizabeth going to Girl Scouts camp this summer. I’m GLAD she’s going, and I’m glad she WANTS to go, but it’s a week and this is the f...