This morning Kyle came downstairs from bed, and said, "Amanda, I want to hug you." And he did, giving the morning a much much better start than other recent mornings:
Kyle comes downstairs. Amanda gets up from her breakfast at the table and runs to him, "Kyle!!"
"Don't touch me!" Kyle, the non-morning person cries, following it up with a grunt.
So, already, things are good.
It's that time again. In October of each year the color is pink and we think about "our girls" a lot more than we usually do.
Because I have a pre-pubescent tween daughter in my house, I've actually been thinking a lot more about them in general. This summer we shopped for bras. They are much less bra-like than I remember my training bras being (Does anyone else remember those triangles covered with the lace mesh type material with the pink rosette in the middle?). They are really just like a smaller more bra-like cami. She needed these for an extra layer of coverage and for the social necessity of changing for gym in her new intermediate school, but before I'm ready, I think we'll be doing some "real bra shopping".
Read more of my review (and enter to win) about this book that I enjoyed so much that I nominated it for the Middle Grade/Young Adult Non-Fiction Cybils award. You can read more about this great award (why I think it's better than other book awards) and how you can nominate some of your favorite books of 2008 HERE.
I finished the gothic orphan novel! And surprise, surprise -- I liked it! Read my review and others' linked posts at 5 Minutes for Books Classics Bookclub -- Jane Eyre edition.