Monday, April 19, 2010


Jessica and Xander were just playing this game Kerplunk. You put a bunch of sticks in the middle of this cylinder, pile marbles on top and try to put out the sticks one by one and dislodge as few marbles as possible.

I was upstairs when the stick-pulling-out occurred, but I would hear a crash of marbles and then Xander's delighted shrieks. When it was over, Xander was all excited: "Mom I got a lot of marbles!" Jessica was similarly excited: "Xander got a lot of marbles!" In their eyes, they both won.

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Memory lane
This is how the mind of a preschooler works:
Last Saturday evening, Hari and Jessica were returning from the Daddy-daughter dance. They ran into our neighbor, Jim. Jim mentioned that he had seen a fox running up in our yard.

They came into the house. They told me and Xander that Jim had told them that there was a fox in the yard.

A few days later, Xander said, "Remember when we saw a fox in the yard?"

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