F & R Figure Out the World

September 2013

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Reasons F's been out of bed tonight so far:

(Less than one minute after I left the room:) I can't sleep

I'm scared of the cat in the book. (Mrs. Frisby)

I'm scared that I'll drive into a forest, and my tire will get stuck in mud, and I'll go to change it and the truck will collapse on me. (Also from Mrs. Frisby)

I'm not going to like kindergarten because it will be all boring shape games and the toys in the classroom won't be as fun as Puerta Abierta.

I'm cold.

I'm hot.

El Sol means "the sun". I'm not really going to school on the sun, am I? Maybe my school bus turns into a rocket.

The inside of my elbow feels weird.


No happy pictures from Day 1 of school. Which makes this picture of F getting on the bus willingly on Day 2 feel like an incredible triumph.


R: I'm a cat! Poof! I'm not a cat anymore. I'm Reindeer's Mom! Ok, now I'm a cat again!


F has new rules for me when we pick him up at the bus stop: he doesn't want us to be super excited or super happy to see him, just regular happy. (Who knew it started this soon?)


F (excitedly): I don't know what I want to be when I grow up, but maybe I want to be a scientist or a person who design things!


F&B cuddling in bed. F crawls under B's leg.

F: Help! I'm getting squished by a Daddy leg!

F pulls B's other leg on top of him.

F: Help! I'm getting squished by TWO Daddy legs!

B moves legs.

F: Help! I'm getting squished by MILLIONS of particles of air pushing down on me!


F&B cuddling in bed. F crawls under B's leg.

F: Help! I'm getting squished by a Daddy leg!

F pulls B's other leg on top of him.

F: Help! I'm getting squished by TWO Daddy legs!

B moves legs.

F: Help! I'm getting squished by MILLIONS of particles of air pushing down on me!


It's 9AM. This is not the shirt she put on when she got up this morning.

R: Daddy, I changed my shirt!
B: Did the other one get wet?
R: No, I just love this one.
B: Because of the butterflies?
R: No! Because of the beautiful stars AND the butterflies!


R's morning happy singsong:

R: It a morning, Mommy has a beautiful dress and there's pancakes!


M: Grammy sent a message. She says hi and she loves you and she really likes seeing pictures of F at school.
R: But she doesn't like when we put poopy butts on her couch!


F: I can get home extra fast with my super wings!


B: That thing's shaped like a lime. Is it a really big lime?

Now, imagine the most condescending tone you possibly can. And then triple it:

R: Daddy, we bought the biggest squash EVER at the farmstand today. It's bigger than a pumpkin! It's bigger than the whole world! Well, actually the whole world's bigger, but STILL!
B: Do you want to take a picture with it?
R: Yeah, but I'm not going to smile because the squash is so big, its gravity is pulling the sides of my mouth down.


Bad news: F's not asleep.

Good news: I can hear him singing Buckets of Rain.


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