A few things keeping me and my boys happy these days:
1. Little Men
This book has been sitting on my bookcase for a long time without ever getting any attention. I think it was something I got when one of my older, distant relatives died when I was a kid, but I don’t really remember how I received it, or why I was the one who got it. It’s a lovely old book with full-color illustrations, and even though I’d never read it, I’d also never had the heart to part with it.
Now that I’m finally reading it, I don’t know what took me so long. Little Women has long been one of my favorites, and now that I’m in a house full of testosterone, everything in this book resonates for me. I’m only about halfway through it, though, so if you’ve read the whole thing, please don’t spoil it for me!
Caleb loves Veggie Tales. And if I’m the type of parent who is willing my children watch TV mindlessly for a little bit so I can get something done (hint: I am), it’s nice to know they’re at least (potentially) learning some biblical principles in the process.
We had been recording episodes of Veggie Tales from some weird, high-numbered channel that played them at like 5:30 in the morning or something. But I didn’t like all the episodes they showed, and there were were commercials.
Now we have a nice collection of DVDs I am happy to let my kids watch, and without interruptions about walk-in tubs, Lipozene, overactive prostate medication, and other weird ads that are on in the wee hours. In my opinion, this set is a steal, and I’m so glad my parents got it for Caleb for his birthday.
I saw this in a magazine a while back, and checked it out from the library for my boys. It’s a funny, funny book, and if you have a child who likes to help “read,” like mine does, it’s an easy one to learn.
We got these for Caleb for his birthday last week, and while the top or bottom of the littlest monkey goes missing five or six times a day, I don’t regret buying them in the slightest. They exactly as cute as I expected them to be, and my boys already love them.
and finally, 5. Garrett eating lemons
How could anyone not adore this precious face?