Just Another Wednesday Afternoon

We picked Amelia up from school today and the walk home included Will begging Amelia to hold his hand, he had just woken up from a nap, and negotiations between the two of them on what to have for a snack, as if they were making it themselves. As I was pulling a snack together, Amelia was telling me how she wanted to spend some of her birthday money. (Yes, her birthday was in May and she is still thinking about how to spend her money!) The conversation went a little like this: “Mom, I want to go to the Dollar Store because I want to buy a drum with some of my birthday money. Not the kind of drum that needs a stand but one I can have in my lap that makes a ‘tut-tut-tut’ sound. I’m just really into drums right now.” At about this point Will walked into the living room caring a screwdriver, 2-3″ screws, and the piece of parchment paper he painted at preschool today. Hmmm, it didn’t take long to figure out what he was planning. It took some convincing, but his art is now taped on the bottom of Amelia’s bunk so he can look at it. We decided the screws would just bother Amelia as they went through her mattress. Through most of this Maggie was walking from room to room wearing Will’s safety goggles on her head. She likes to accessorize with the goggles and Amelia’s headbands whenever possible.

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