Sunday, February 11, 2007

Sorry so silent

It's been a busy week (14 hours at internship, not to mention classes, and a non-bloggable event yesterday, plus regular life stuff).

I'll take a picture of the lunch box the next time I pack it up, but in the meantime, here's a link to the website, and here's one to Phantom's post about LG's lunchbox.

Muffin Man and his daddy spent the afternoon doing chemistry experiments (MM got a cool lab set for his b-day), and MM learned about acids and bases, solids and liquids, what dissolves in water, and looked salt under the microscope. He was really excited and learned alot!!! His one question though is: "Is sand a solid or a liquid?" "Cause, y'know, it doesn't hold its shape like a solid, does it? And yet...it's dry. He is really a very clever little boy. He also put together a giant space puzzle all by himself (thanks for the present, Angry Boy!) and could tell his daddy and me which planet was which.

He's also an incredibly good and patient boy. We've done an enormous number of grown-up activities (meaning ones that lots of grown-ups were attending and very few kids) this weekend and he held it together very well and was just a peach.

On another front, I'm really enjoying my internship. I'm pretty sure that I won't be working in that exact field later on, but it's very interesting and the organization is doing immensely good and important work. I'm doing a big mix of things from answering phones, to interacting (under supervision) with clients, to entering data into a state-wide database, to cutting out shapes for crafts, to babysitting, to cleaning out the media cabinet.

Now I've got to hit the books...talk to you all later!!

4 comments:

DevilMacDawg said...

Oh, I LOVE the part about MM's Science Kit and interest therein! We got Miss M her first science kit when she turned 5, and it was just the most wonderful thing in the world! She has since taken a good interest in science (wanting to do the science fair and also doing fairly well in It's just so awesome to see kids start taking off on their own with science, puzzles whatever. So cool for you!

Hang in there - it's only for a semester. You'll be fine. :)

Angry Pregnant Lawyer said...

Glad he liked the puzzle! I'm not surprised he knows all the planets, smart guy that he is.

Sorry your schedule is so hectic.

Genevieve said...

What a smart smart boy! I guess sand is a lot of tiny little solids packed together, and each individual grain holds it's shape?

very very good that you like your internship a lot -- it makes a killer schedule a little easier to take when it's for something that's rewarding, right? But I hope you get a few rest chances.

Reading a book that you will love -- it's called "Love Walked In" and it looks like a standard chicklit but it's not. One main character is an eleven-year-old girl who thinks in terms of Anne Shirley and Mary Lennox and Sara Crewe.

purple_kangaroo said...

What a great question!