Post 361: The Moon

Heard from the back seat of the minivan, my beloved minivan.

Lily: “Daddy, are there different shaped moons or is there just one moon and it can make different shapes?” (phases)

Dad: “One moon Lily”

Lily: “I’m just saying, if Alaska was right next to California, would they see two different moons or the same moon?”

Dad: “Same moon Lily”

Post 337: Growing pains

Lily has complained about growing pains a number of times, and I can only imagine how sore some parts of her body must be after a day of flying, running, climbing, jumping, tumbling, etc.

Tonight she just didn’t want to go to bed all that much and what I heard form the other room while I reading to Luke was:


“Yes Lil'”

“I have a growing pain”

“What is it Lil’?”

“I cant feel my eyes anymore”

Post 309: Lily


So much has happened, so much growth it is incredible. Here are a few conversations we have been having recently.

(In the car today after school)

Where is my painting?

what painting?

The painting I made today at school?

I don’t know, it must be at school?

I need it now, we have to get it.

I dont think we have time to get it, perhaps you can get it in the morning?

I need it right now.

(then, with a certifiably accurate dramatic pause…)

I am going to cry now.

(another pause)

Crying sounds start.

I have a owee, I need a bandaid.

I can get you a bandaid when we park the car

Crying disappears and the painting was never mentioned again.

This next conversation happens many mornings these days.

Lily: Is it today or tomorrow?

Dad or Mom: It is today

Lily: When will it be tomorrow?

Mom or Dad: After another sleep.

Lily: “Tooooooo longgggggggg”

It is all very Frog and Toad-esque, so why not take a look at this article in the Atlantic entitled Frog and Toad and the Self

Post 307: EBD


A little while back Lily told me she was having a some problems going to the bathroom (number 2, my words, not hers) but that everything was fine after she went E-B-D

I asked her what E-B-D was and she said, you know, and then she grunted a long


And it all became clear. What I love about EBD is that if I ever use force to open something, or pry something that requires some effort, Lily goes, Oh, EBD!

Luke does it as well, it has caught on!

Post 289: Tree (Three)


Lily turned three. I could say a lot about how it feels like only yesterday…, but what I really think is that she is three today and she will be six tomorrow, why, because she told me she would be. Literally, she said “tomorrow I be six

She wanted a blue kitty cat cake. We decided on ice cream and when it came time to frost it, she decided she didn’t want that (her words) and when we served her she didn’t want the graham cracker crust it was sitting on either, what did she want?


The level of her growth is beyond description.

Today at 10:30 am I asked her what she wanted to do and her reply was “Go pick up Lukie'” which was four hours away form happening, but it tells you where her mind is at.

She also went and picked some blueberries from a blueberry bush we have, she brought them to me and I thanked her and I told her that she should leave the reddish ones on the plant until they are blue. She immediately disappeared and when she came back there were only ripe ones in the bowl. I asked her where the other ones were add she told me she had put them back on the tree.

I have been out of the blog cycle for many months, Ill try to play catch up now.