December 6th, 2005


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WHY do I just want to jump UP and DOWN repeatedly?

I have no idea. Likely stress buildup and no physical outlet with my stupid, ruined toe. I should probably just bike on a stationary bike or something to let the steam off.

Jet's getting more and more excited about Christmas. He and John bought the Polar Express DVD on Monday and Jet's been watching it, multiple times, in the morning and evening. He loves it. He knows who everyone is. He WANTS the Thomas-like wooden engine. He quotes movie bits, now.

He helped with setting up the tree last weekend, and had a good time and was very careful with all the fragile bits. He also demanded that we have a star that lights up at the top, so we went to Target and found a cheap one that glows quite nicely. Then he spent a few hours with my digital camera taking movies of everything including his last "stamps toy" that he saved up for and bought at the same time.

I'm mostly done with Christmas shopping at the expense of providing detailed Christmas lists to my family as to What Jet Wants for Christmas, as it's all about him anyway, isn't it?

Well, okay, so no, it isn't. And, likely, Jet would be the first one to tell me that, in all honesty. Sunday school has been drilling all the kids on what it's really about, and he had quite a rush with helping collect money for the Heifer Project donation his class is giving this year. Jet really likes the animals and has asked me what we're going to give this year, so we're poring over the catalog together. That's much more calming, I'll also admit, than all this shopping, too.

Movies and Jet

It does blow my mind a little bit that Jet's happily making movies with my digital camera already. Maybe it's his generation that will take to making things like that like ducks to water, like he already does to the computers in his two and three and four-year-old computer labs. Computers just do things he wants to do, just part of the landscape.

He can now tell me that he just wants his movies strung together, repeated, or cutting out the mis-aimed bits or boring bits, and we do it together on the computer and he's like, "Oooo... yeah, get that bit."

Expression through technology. It's fun to see through a four-year-old that can't even quite write, yet, but still "writes" books for both John and I. Jet asked me to staple together some paper, and he wrote on every page and drew as well. Making letter-shaped roads to dress up some of it, the primary reason to do calligraphy, from what I can think of, is making letters from other things. He does it instinctively and it amazes me to see the results.

He calls the Polar Express, the Polar Espress. Makes me wonder if I say "espresso" a few times too often...


Uhm. High today was 39° F at 8 am this morning. High for all of tomorrow should be about 8° F. That's 4° C and -13° C for the metrically-enabled of you. Agh.

'Tis the season.