A letter, a nap, and a movie.

After breakfast today Adeline and I played with the boys for a bit. Adeline was going to do some grocery shopping, but she had to wait until 9 for the stores to open. She took the boys with her. So I took the time to have a shower and answer a letter that I’ve had since July 22. I’ve mentioned before that I’m writing back and forth with a friend of mine. Well, since she was the one to house sit for my family while they were here she just gave them my letter instead of mailing it. The plan was to do the same for her, but we were so busy those 3 weeks I kept forgetting. Since then I’ve been doing other stuff and whenever I’ve thought about it I’ve always been in the middle of something. Well, I finally answered it today…and promptly fell asleep afterwards. I woke up to the doorbell wringing; they were home.

Lunch was punctuated with an assortment of ‘why?’ questions from Bastien. I guess he was in a constant state of ‘why?’ all during the shopping as well. At one point I asked him questions write back, but I only managed a couple before he told me to stop talking all the time. I tell you, he talks more than I do! Adeline and I almost burst out laughing at this. I said every time he asks a question I’m going to ask him one. I sort of forgot later today, but I’m going to try and keep it up so he can see how the rest of us feel all the time. “Why can’t I touch the pot?” “Because it’s hot.” “Why is it hot?” “Because it was on the stove.” “Why was it on the stove?” “To cook the food.” “Why did you cook the food?” “To eat it.” This is an example of how he does things. How I’m sure most kids his age do things. Sometimes it just goes in a circle and you just give up.

During nap time I went to mail my letter. I also sent off a postcard that I’ve had sitting around since March! I couldn’t find it for the longest time once we got back from Switzerland (turns out in was in my computer bag) and now I’ve had it sitting on my desk all filled out and everything for a few weeks and I keep forgetting to send it off. Well, it’s finally done, letter and postcard.

For snack time today we made waffles. Well, Adeline and Bastien made waffles, I came in when they were already underway. But I did beat the egg whites. So I helped. It was Adeline’s first time making them. I guess they were the Brussels waffles, not the Liège waffles. Remember; Brussels waffles are light and fluffy and don’t fill you up, whereas Liège waffles are heavier, dense, and with little clumps of sugar. We dipped them in (Real Canadian) maple syrup, and spread chocolate or jam on them. Tasty.

We also watched the movie Rango (voice of Johnny Depp). I’ll have to watch again in English sometime, but man, it’s one odd movie. I mean, it’s funny, but at the same time it’s odd, but I can’t really put my finger on why I feel this way. Maybe it’s the fact that lizards and rodents have guns and saloons and clothes just as if they were people. I don’t know why this would be ‘odd’ in an animated film, but maybe it’s because of the kind of animation where they look more real than animated. *shrug* I don’t know.


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  1. Oh, do I ever remember the incesssant “why?” period of my son’s life! I resisted the urge to say “Because I said so.” or “Because that’s just the way it is.” I’m a teacher at heart and wanted him to learn.

    I learned a lot during those years–I think it was about 18 of them…

    • I try to explain, but it doesn’t always happen. Sometimes it’s because I actually can’t, I don’t have the vocabulary! This is great preparation for me if I ever have kids.


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