Today was one of those days. This week has been one of those weeks. I said to Charlotte's teacher today, "She's been having kind of an up and down week." She just kinda nodded.
Four things from today -
1. I told Charlotte that at 3 we would go to the farmstand to look for fennel (her idea, a weird impulse) to plant in our garden. At 3:03 she came up to me and said, "Okay, Mom, time is ticking! Let's go!
2. We went to pick up Matt and then run an errand. He went to the pet store to get cat food, we went next door to Whole Foods to see if we could find any coleslaw dressing & "snacks" aka samples. It happened to be "local food sample day", and there were representatives everywhere with "snacks." Charlotte ate a lovely raw milk soft-ish but not runny cheese from Twin Maple Farms, a cube of monterey jack of unknown provenance, a few cubes of tofu and a sip of chocolate soy milk from Vermont Tofu, a cup of chocolate goat's milk, a piece of African bean patty, a piece of falafel with tzatziki, and, finally, a palate cleansing sample of grapefruit sorbet. On our way out, we saw the boys' aunt and said hi. The next trip to Whole Foods is going to be *such* a disappointment.
3. She came in and said, "Daddy asked me to get the kielbasa and tongs. And could you get the door for me?" As I held the door open, she said, "He's going to be so proud of his little genius." Little humble genius.
4. Listening to the Blues Brothers Soundtrack -
Charlotte: Who is singing now?
Jenn: Her name is Aretha Franklin.
C: What does she look like?
J: She is a dark-skinned woman who sometimes wears fabulous hats.C: Oh, like Cee Lo Green.