Here's today's highlight reel:
The girls made playdough people using playdough, sequins, beads, buttons, googly eyes and pipe cleaners - just like these helpful people did. We love helpful blogs, written by mommies, who have already done all the work. My hat is off to you, Picklebums, and not only because, well, pickle bums. That's just funny stuff.
I did have to gently break it to him that the bank does cap you at ten books. He kind of thought that he would receive ten dollars every time he read ten books. He was sad and happy at the same time, because ten dollars is still ten dollars. He does get extra points for asking if he could maybe read another ten books and go to a different bank branch, but sadly, those points don't come in dollar form because trying to pull one over on the bank is bad form. Very bad form, actually, but who's keeping score?
Moving along, a high point of my day was when the 9-year-old disappeared into his room with tape, scissors and paper, and emerged and 90 minutes later, as, apparently, a bar mitzvah boy.
He made his own tefillin. For fun. He's just so cute, I can't. His tefillin bag - complete with his name spelled in Hebrew - that he made from a torn pillow case is currently drying underneath his enormously heavy Lego book, but shall be on display tomorrow for all to see.
I know, my father was very proud too.
But this afternoon, I successfully explained how to multiply four digit numbers by two digit numbers. And I know I was right because I checked my work, and also because the worksheet came with an answer key, but that is so neither here nor there.
Tomorrow, we move on to multiplying four digit number by three digit numbers. Hold on to your pants, it's about to get crazy here.