I am not sure when April became poetry month but, since moving here, we have learned that this is so. Bridget, like Gabe and Eve before her, is really into poetry these days and has been working on a little poetry assignment in her grade 2 class. Yesterday, she had to pick out a poem and then draw a corresponding picture. She was researching options while I was getting breakfast ready and packing lunches. She took a liking to this little poem by Dr. Seuss (can you even call it a poem?). Anyhow, we printed it off and she drew a picture of herself to go with it (because there is no B who is B'er than she :).
What was super neat (yes, I just wrote super neat and I like how that sounds), was that later that night, Kev wrote us all an email with this attachment...
The weirdest coincidence...Kev had no idea about Bridget's assignment since he was up in Vancouver. Anyhow, I thought that was really neat (or super neat!).
When does "Youer than you" need to be a little less obvious? When should you start towing the line a bit? Does claiming the play structure for your own princess castle and forbidding other innocent children from climbing on it push the boundaries? God knows I want her to be herself but maybe we have to work a bit on softening that self around the edges.
We recently attended one of Eve's lacrosse games and, during warm up, Franny, Lauren (Eve's best bud) and I hit the nearby park. Franny struck up a quick friendship with a little boy who became "superhero" and she became "princess". She had lots of fun but wore herself out trying to defend her castle (while ignoring my instructions to let other kids play...exhausting).
Evie is loving lacrosse (as is B who just started last week). There is a parent who has taken some great photos and I found couple of these on my phone....
Short post but trying to be true to myself and myself is tired. G'night.