I've gained two special new blog readers in this past year - Calvin and Ezra.
"The blog" has certainly made it's way into our language and our lives these past few years. But it's just recently become slightly tangible for them when they suddenly wanted to start reading it themselves. They read the day's post with mild interest sometimes, but mostly, they're all about the archives (pronounced "ar-chives"). I'm kind of touched - each time they have any computer time, the second website they visit is mine. (It's after mlb.com, so they can check to see if any stats have changed overnight. Yes, I know it's off-season and the stats won't change. They just want to check in case. Oh! And did you know that we have exactly four days until opening day of the major league baseball season? That's what I've been told, approximately five times already this morning. I expect the countdown to switch to hours any time now.)
They've been reading the blog in a most unorganized fashion, but I just watch. Quietly entertained, humored, and pleased, I must admit.
First they read all of their birthday months. Naturally. And then a few days ago, Ezra explained to me the completely mind-blowing, totally exciting discovery he'd had. They had scrolled down past the months (on this page) and discovered...Categories! He had a crazy-awesome theory about how such a thing could even be possible - how the computer must decide what goes into what category and such. Somehow it involved tap dancing. Dang, I wish I could remember his theory. It was a good one. Well anyway, as poorly as my "categories" are arranged around here, it's entertained them endlessly. They see themselves, they find craft projects that they still love and use, they remember things we've done, they see more of themselves, and....they get more fodder for teasing their Mama (in a loving, gentle, silly way, of course).
The latest has been a litany of flack I've been listening to from these two about how much I move the furniture around. If you've been around here for a while, you might know that I have a bit of a furniture rearranging problem. I do it a lot. It already has an element of family lore around here...but for some reason, to the kids, seeing it all together in one long visual web page has Cracked. Them. Up.
"Mom, look! The dry sink is here, and then it's here, and then it's over there, and look! Now it's right back where it started!"
"What should we do today, Mom? Move furniture?!"
Cackle, cackle, cackle. (They send each other into hysterics.)
So in honor of those archives today, and as a shout out to my two silly new blog readers, I share with you my most recent furniture/rearranging moves, completed yesterday when Harper and I found ourselves at home alone for a bit. It was just a little rearranging - not one of my "let's put the living room in the dining room and the dining room in the kitchen! Today!" rearranging moments.
A new little reading corner, in this funky little space at the top of our stairs that has been oh-so-many different kinds of corners over the years (as the boys will tell you).
And some new prints and fresh art wire above the drawing table.
Alright, friends. I'll be back on Monday! SoulePapa tomorrow, and then two (two!!) giveaways this weekend, so be sure to stop back.