Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Waaaay Off-Off-Off-Off Broadway

This post is brought to you by the Society for "Agggghhh my patch is itchy and I'm not going to think about anything else..."

Think about something else, I said oh-so-helpfully, and then I know I've got to suggest something or it'll never work, so first I said, Like stairs, since we were heading toward the stairs. Then I said, Or coats, since I was holding 2 coats (not knowing which to put on him till we got outside).

Then, since I've got a tune from Les Miz running through my head this morning, the one that goes, "Red, the blood of angry men..." I broke into song:

Coats, we don't want to wear our coats,
Spring, we like the warmth of Spring.

He's heard that song a hundred times, so I think he recognized it. At any rate it's over the top, so it made him laugh! So I kept it going. Downstairs I said,

Bus, I see that is your bus,
Red, the red lights go on soooon!

I think that may be the first time he's ever got on the bus laughing.

Probably also the first time he had warm banana-bread muffins in his hand too, the difficult logistics of which escapes him but was a fun challenge for me.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Recent Artwork

DuckyBoy was very pleased with this drawing from school. It shows me with 2 "SuperCampers"-- The assignment was Things That Make Us Happy. At first I thought it was 2 "Supercars"; he corrected me when he looked at this. So I pointed out there was no "M" in the word, which caused my confusion.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

A Peeps Adventure

The Peeps exit their apartment building in search of fun at the playground.

They borrow a delivery person's bicycle and get there fast.

The Peeps enjoy a swing.

They climb the steps,

then go down the slide. Whee!

Oops, minor injuries occur coming off the slide.

The Peeps admire the Parks Department logo,

then play tag around the flagpole.

The Peeps take a ride on a bucket swing, but...
... Oops, another injury.
The Peeps decide to take a break and watch from safety as the Peep editor swings instead of them.

The Peeps take turns trying on a hat.

Then they have a race down twin slides.

The Peeps race toward the play structure, one hop at a time...

And the winner is ... Green Peep!

The Peeps hop into the tunnel,

and enjoy the end of their day at the playground.

On the way home, Oh, No! A serious injury takes place!

Peep friend, in quickly rented car, follows injured Peep in ambulance.

A dedicated team looks over the Peep's injury and springs into action.
After a few minutes they step back and admire their handiwork.
An ambulance ride home...

...reunites the friends at last.