Saturday, March 24, 2007

Aidan's Tunes

My boy responded to my tag and shared his favorite 7 songs of the moment.

I love the contrast between Centerfold and Hi-Ho.

Good stuff.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Music of the Moment

Chantal tagged me for a music meme. Before I start, I suggest you all go over and read her "real Mom" post. It is so on the money. This post isn't nearly as fascinating as hers. You actually don't even have to bother coming back.

Oh... you're back? Okay then-

Instructions: List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what they are. They must be songs you are presently enjoying. Then tag seven other people to see what they’re listening to.

So here are the tunes I've been enjoying lately:

  1. Buzz Buzz- Laurie Berkner (They said their names were Kay and Ray and Fay and they went buzz buzz buzz.)
  2. Not Ready to make Nice- Dixie Chicks
  3. The Future Soon- Jonathan Coulton
  4. I Will- the Beatles
  5. I Walk the Line- Johnny Cash
  6. Gallileo- the Indigo Girls
  7. Flowers on the Wall- the Statler Brothers
I can't tag 7 people... do 7 people read this neglected blog? ok- Stu, Erica, Wes, Ma ma ma Mia, Whit, Wanna Be, and my boy, Aidan.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Kid Blogging

My son, Aidan (7), has been researching dragons. He has a new post on his neglected blog, Information about Stuff. Leave him a comment, he goes nutty for them.

Kid blogging is fun. Aidan struggled with some of his spelling, but whenever he saw an underlined word, he knew to try again. He needed some help, but he figured out a lot of it himself.

Researching "stuff" is fun. It must be done together, to be sure he's finding appropriate sites. He's learning about not only the "stuff" he decides upon, but also about spelling, and creative commons licenses, and punctuation, and navigating the web, and using the computer. It inspires him to ask questions and to find answers. I love the deductive reasoning he closed this post with... if King Arthur battled Dragamont, and Dragamont was real, than dragons are real.

Does your kid blog? Do you know any kids that blog?

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Donations Encouraged!

I just wrote a post at GNM Parents about how little I enjoy asking people for money. Truth is, I am currently raising money for 2 very worthy organizations. Please read about why I support these programs, and make a donation here. These are worthy causes and I fully appreciate your support.

Big Brothers Big Sisters:


The Arthritis Walk

Thank you, sincerely.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Overheard at our Dinner Table

Aidan (7): Where on the chicken is the wishbone?

Papa: Somewhere near the breast.

Clay (5): Oh, so it's a girl chicken.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

National Sex Offender Registry

I can't sleep.

The people in our neighborhood have been getting phone calls to notify them of a registered sex offender who lives about 1/4 mile from my house.

I knew there was an issue with his teenage step daughter, and I knew he went to jail and now I know that he's back... living with the poor kid's "biological mother." What I don't know is what to do with this information.

Being a parent is scary.

Family Watch Dog tells you where the sex offenders live and work in relation to your address.

GNMParents has a post up about keeping kids safe. Sometimes it seems impossible.