Jericho’s room is all painted green now. It still smells pretty strongly of paint so he’s spending tonight in Soren’s room, but he’ll be back in it tomorrow. It looks good- the beige really was kind of drab and dismal for kids’ rooms, and the colours make it look a lot more cheerful.
We watched Edward Scissorhands tonight. Last time we went to the library Jericho borrowed a book called ‘101 Movies to Watch Before You Grow Up’, and has been going through it. He’s seen lots of the movies on the list (lots of Disney and Pixar ones) and has started making a list of the ones he hasn’t seen but would like to. The Princess Bride was one, and we borrowed that from Benita and watched it last weekend. Edward Scissorhands was another, and so when I saw it at Kmart yesterday for $9 I bought it. The kids really liked it, and I enjoyed watching it again. It’s pretty fun rewatching movies from my childhood with the kids and getting their take on it. I think I’ll have to get Jericho to write down his list and see what else we can find.
Jericho and Soren had a walkathon and a mini-fete at school today and had a great time. They had to walk for two hours, and then the fete was after that. We gave them each ten dollars to spend, which was plenty apparently – as Soren gleefully told me, “It was all dirt cheap!” They bought lemonade and ice cream and cupcakes, and came home with a couple of little Pokemon toys, so it was a good day.
There was a note from school saying that parents were welcome to come and walk with their children during the walkathon and support the mini-fete, but when I thought about it I was kind of startled to realise that both Jericho and Soren are old enough that they would really prefer to just go round with their friends. So I stayed home and painted.
I forgot to write this yesterday, but when I was leaving to take Jericho shopping I told Emma we were going and that she had to look after Soren if he needed anything. Soren had followed me into her room and he said, “You’re my babysitter!” Since he’s been reading the Babysitters Club books I asked him whether she was Kristy, Claudia, Mary Anne or Stacey. Soren shook his head sadly and said, “No, she’s from the Babysitters Agency…she doesn’t pay any attention to her charges.” This totally cracked me up, and then Emma was pretending to be offended and I said, “Shut up Liz Lewis” and she cracked up too. I don’t know, the whole thing was such a funny little joke, and I’m so tickled by Soren reading the BSC anyway, it was lovely.
Also in connection with yesterday Troy has sorted out all the insurance stuff for my stupid parking accident, although we won’t get the van fixed until February because the panel beaters is pretty booked up, what with holidays and all.
And Emma apologised for being such a brat about eating the peas and I apologised for yelling. I said that she’s a big girl and needs to be responsible about taking care of her health by eating properly and she agreed and said she would try, so that was good. She’s such a sweet girl, and she really is getting so mature…was quite a shock to see her behaving like a two year old again!
Nicholai got 100% on his maths exam. He also voluntarily came and sat in Jericho’s room while I was painting and talked to me for about five minutes, which is unusual enough to be worth remarking on.
I’ve found a pair of lizards to buy, after much searching around. I’m going to pick them up tomorrow- yay.