Sunday, May 5, 2013

Catch up: A few little moments

Superstar lost his first tooth. He lost it and we don't know where to find it, so I'm afraid the Tooth Fairy shall not be making a Nigerian appearance. This is probably for the best since the Nigerian Tooth Fairy would ask for a tip after taking your tooth.

Superstar and I started reading Harry Potter, which he chose over Narnia or Fablehaven. He also rather enjoyed the Muppet Christmas Carol. Among their innovations is that the two hecklers, Statler and Waldorf, play the part of Jacob and Robert Marley. Superstar hoped that there was another version with three brothers Marley.

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Last night we packed Joy's and Derrill's clothes for our trip to the US. Superstar's are mostly packed. When Joy mentioned this at lunch, Princess got off her chair and ran to her room to start packing her clothes.

Just before that, though, she asked me to move her chair closer. Then she said, "I love you," and gave me a big hug. She is a very sweet and adorable little girl.

The other day she went to the window to comment on the trees. Then she noticed the new onions in the basket. She picked one up and said, "New onions. They so sweet."

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After Church, they wanted to speak at our makeshift podium.

Books Princess loves and asks me to read her regularly at night: The Marvelous Toy; Saint George and the Dragon (she's scared of the dragon but regularly asks for the book anyway); One Fish, Two Fish; The Tawny Scrawny Lion; Little Bunny; Fox in Socks; and anything with a lot of animals or anything else by Dr. Seuss.


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Derrill finished up the semester on time and without the all night grading binges of semesters past. Despite this, with the end of an extremely stressful semester he is still recovering, with pain all over his body. Today it mostly feels like I did an enormous belly flop from a super high dive.

Adding to that, the other day we did Disney DDR, but the hand controls weren't working very well. Derrill also managed to re-injure his DeQuervan's wrist in the process, so much that lifting even the smallest thing with his right hand is noticeable. I pondered why we don't see more carpal tunnel or PTSD in D&D adventures...