"You are the most selfish person I have ever met."
That’s what Thing One said to me tonight when he found out that I had thrown away a dead beetle. The beetle’s name was Al, and Thing Two brought him home from school on Friday. Joe made a habitat for him, and he lasted a total of about four hours before perishing. According to Thing One, we should hold on to the dead beetle so we don’t forget how special he was. I explained that...
I asked Thing Two if he thinks his dad is old. The answer: “Yes. Only one more 40, and he’ll be 80.”
I had a blast tonight giving Thing One a lesson in whole steps, half steps and key signatures. He was explaining how it worked on his viola, then we moved to the piano. He was trying to figure out how to play Ode to Joy on the piano, and why it worked differently depending on which key he started on. Once he understood the relationships between the notes, he was off! It’s so much fun to pass...