Micah and Ella are watching Shirley Temple in "The Little Colonel". I just love Shirley Temple movies. This one has Bojangles in it, which makes it even that much better. I love the little tap number they do going up the stairs! This isn't a movie the kids usually pick out, but once I put it on, they're glued. We borrowed The 3 Stooges from my parents. I might have to test that out on them (the boys in particular). I remember my brothers, as kids, busting a gut over their antics. I never found them that hilarious. Maybe it's a boy-thing with the slapstick humor. Anyway, I have a feeling it might be the right time to introduce them.
From what Micah tells me, his teacher moved him to a different seat because he was talking too much. Not surprising. Chad went to volunteer at his kindergarten classroom today and I asked how Micah did. We're not sure if it's because Chad was there, but Micah was the most...uh...active child in the class. Being in the classroom has been good for him, though. He's learning to sit and attend to tasks better. And his reading! Oh, it's so exciting to watch him learn to read! He's bringing little books home and reading them to us. Amazing how ready they are to learn.
Colin has longer days. As soon as he comes home, he gets a good snack. Then it's on to homework and piano. Somedays, though, he's just wiped out and tells me he's going to quit piano. (Not an option!) I sympathize with him and he asks why he has to take piano. I explained to him how amazing his brain is right now, and that he's learning things so quickly. That seemed to satisfy him for the time being. He talks about wanting to learn guitar. I think we can thank 'Guitar Hero 3' for that.
Mira's got croup. She's had it for a few days, now. She'll be better soon. Ella loves preschool. Her favorite part is the tumbling/dance she does. I've got a wicked case of plantar fasciitis. I get it every so often. I've discovered I cannot do step aerobics anymore. That always starts it off. I've only exacerbated the problem by not resting it. Now I've got to really baby it. I should've taken a few days off immediately. Now I walk like a cripple. It'll get better.