Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Lord's Prayer

I've always said the "Now I lay me down to sleep" prayer with Claire and Natalie. Recently, I also started teaching them the other two prayers my dad said with me and my sisters at bedtime: "Dear Father in heaven" and The Lord's Prayer. Claire's doing really well at saying them all, with a few mispronunciations...

"Our Father, Who art in heaven,
Hallowed be my name.
By kingdom come,
I will be done..."

I haven't corrected her. Her mispronunciations are charming and cute, and I'm more pleased that she is learning the prayers, rather than pronouncing everything perfectly.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Reason #759 Why I'm Sick of Winter

  I have to keep my van in the garage, so it doesn't get blocked in by snow and so it starts in the frigid cold temperatures
  Claire and Natalie's car seats are kept in the van, obviously. They're large and awkward, and I'm not in the habit of carrying them around, especially in snow and frigid cold.
   And now, the automatic garage door is stuck shut. I can't get at my van. I can't get at the girls' car seats. I can't go anywhere. My dad will come and help, but he's making sales calls out west, and won't be here for a few hours.
   We had a snow day on Monday and a late start on Tuesday. We had another late start this morning, which has now turned into another day off for me. Another day that I'm not going to get paid, yet have to pay for day care.
   The February edition of the school newsletter is needing to be published YESTERDAY. So, assuming I can get in to school sometime this afternoon, I'm going to gather up all the info I need for that and work on it tonight.

Can winter please, please, PLEASE be done soon? I don't think Punxatawney Phil saw his shadow this morning, but I don't have any real expectation that winter WON'T last another six weeks.