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a question and a true story

September 16, 2009

This morning I had both children in the Dreaded Supercenter, buying a few things that just could not wait until after bedtime, when I could go alone.  I had found a spare key with a flashlight attached, and Asher was playing with it in the bag of the cart, while Silas was strapped into the front (though the straps are merely a suggestion for Silas, who is completely capable of standing up in the cart while strapped in).  Anyway, I am slowly stacking groceries around Asher, trying to put the sturdiest items closest to him and the more fragile items further back.  At one point I saw him staring at the produce, key in hand, and I actually heard myself say, “Asher do NOT crank the bell pepper.”  The things you never expect to say in a day …

Which brings me to my question:  Asher has reached the age where he loves silliness and incongruence.  He loves to sing “Old McDonald had a …. octopus!” and then crack up.  I would love to do some games/ rhymes with him that really played up this aspect of toddler humor, but I can’t think of any.  Any suggestions?

We are working on a transportation theme this month, mostly because transportation is the big thing in our house right now.  Trains, racecars, and dump trucks – that’s all Asher cares about.  Even little Silas, who is not quite fifteen months old, likes to push cars and trucks around and say “beep beep.”   So I knew cars would be a big hit.

I’ve been researching transportation crafts this evening, and unfortunately we’ve already used many of their ideas in the past.  Please, send your transportation ideas my way.

I also think we’re going to make a trip out to my brother-in-law’s family trucking business sometime this month.  They are closed on Sundays, and he has offered to let Asher poke around one Sunday afternoon.  I cannot imagine a more exciting afternoon for Asher and Silas than one full of eighteen wheelers.

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  1. Carrie permalink
    October 11, 2009 12:40 am

    down by the bay where the watermelons grow is a fun silly song…dora has a version that the girls love. =)

    http://dragon.sleepdeprived.ca/songbook/songs5/S5_17.htm

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