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Monthly Archives: March 2012

Just because.

Homework and piano practice.  Two totally routine and mundane activities.  But tonight I felt like capturing them on my camera.  This is the hardest part of the day for us.  Kids are tired, hungry, and not in the mood to do more work.  I am short-tempered and spread thin.  I have been trying really hard lately to have a better attitude and make this an enjoyable time for all of us (or at least as enjoyable as homework can possibly be)!

After I put the dog outside for being a little too “helpful” with the homework, I came back in to discover that Parker had gotten sweaty and had taken his shirt off.  Whatever.  I support any move that will help him get the work done.

Parker is Star Student next week, so he’s working on his poster that will hang in the classroom.  (I should’ve known better than to give him the mechanical pencil.  Of course he had to test how much lead was still in there.)

While Parker was in the kitchen, Torin was practicing for her piano lesson.

She can now play “Amazing Grace” better than I can.  Whenever I sit down at the piano, that’s my go-to song.  And now it’s her go-to song.

And finally… it appears that the dog got mad for being placed outside and proceeded to roll around in his big new water dish.  Looks like he’ll be staying outside for a little while longer.

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March update

Look!  In my backyard!  It’s a real FENCE!  I am beginning to get my house (and my life) back.  The beast now has a secure place to roam and misbehave, and we are all much happier.  MacGyver’s favorite activity is to dig underneath the deck and then rub his muddy face on my French door, but that’s okay.  Parker has learned to Windex.  The kids love going out to play with him, and he loves trying to sneak back in the house when they attempt to come back inside.  He is growing like a weed.  Come to think of it, all three of them are.


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