Sophie turns 5 today. Wow!
I asked her if there was anything she remembered learning as a four year old, anything that marked being four for her, and she came up with this amazing list. The year Sophie was four she learned how to:
- post on a horse and hold the reins with one hand
- count to 100
- snap her fingers
- swing on the swing without me pushing her
- write her name, and Luc’s name, and my name, and Daddy’s name
- make oatmeal
- swing [hand over hand] on the monkeybars
- do a cartwheel, and a backwards roll
- walk a log on her toes
- play Go-fish….
And then she ran off to do something else, done with my lists. I could add a hundred more things, but I love that these are the things she thought of. Here she is a few days ago, in the last days of being four, hanging out in the yurt:
She is so cool.
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today's yoga practice
upcoming book releases
a few greatest hits
- butterfly house
- the way of the bento
- the emotional insanity of writing
- the TOOL shed
- the incredible hulk invades the yurt
- triple chocolate pudding goop, or, this way lies madness
- recycling other people's junk
- go, go, godzilla!
- the power of mom’s day can melt even the most bitter of hearts, not that my heart is bitter, but it has gotten a bit crusty around the edges
- remains of the play
- screen time for fun and profit
- going all erin brockovich on your ass
- writing without pencil sharpening
- how to build a yurt (1 of 10)
- unexpected benefit of living in a round house #27
- flying kids
- yurts: the downside
- cool felt picture fun for kiddos
- living the tie-dyed life
- the yip-yips do not cause childhood obesity
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