Favorite Picture: These little babies are getting so big so quick! They are really the sweetest little things and we are still having so much fun with them. Snowflake (the black one – because my kids are all about that irony) is turning out to be a flier. I’m a little nervous about that since we live in the city on the corner of a crowded street. In this photo she’s just flown from Mariyah’s lap to her head.
Favorite Book: James is generally not a fan of assigned reading. It can be the best book in the world, but if he is forced to read it, he’ll claim he hates it. His class recently read The Boy in the Striped Pajamas in language arts. When I asked him what he thought of it, and he responded “I loved it!” I genuinely reached up to pinch my cheek assuming it must be a dream. The story is about a young boy named Bruno who is forced to move right outside a Nazi death camp due to his father’s promotion from Hitler. Bruno is lonely, and has no one to play with. Eventually he strikes up a friendship with a boy who lives on the other side of the fence not too far from Bruno’s house. As you may be anticipating, this story is not exactly an upper. But since James enjoyed it (and usually that kid only reads Percy Jackson books) I would definitely recommend it.
Also, does anyone happen to have any other World War II era book suggestions for a 12 year old? Bonus points for a male protagonist.
Favorite Quote: Every once in awhile I still get a zit. Does that happen to everyone or is it just me? (If it’s just me, don’t answer) The odd thing is I went many years without any, and now their back with a vengeance. Anyway, the other morning I woke up with one on my chest. I was wearing a v-neck shirt, so Violet noticed it and announced to James and Mariyah “Oh no!!! Mommy has a broken heart!” More like a broken out heart honey.
Favorite News: Look at Mariyah’s part in the school show! She’s been practicing every day and is very excited. She’s definitely never sang on stage before, so this will be a whole new world for her (oops, wrong play).