May 13th, 2006

crane

No 'Can't'

Jet and I were making a chocolate cake from a boxed mix. I had him do as much as was possible, I did the fine measuring and opening of the tough plastic bag inside. He dragged his ladder over and pre-heated the oven, greased the pan, washed his hands thoroughly, opened the box, dumped all the mix into the bowl, and dumped everything into the bowl as soon as I measured it. We did the water, flour (necessary at altitude), and oil. Then we came to the eggs.

I automatically broke the first one in. Jet said, "I can do that!"

And I reacted, "No you can't. It'll be too messy!"

Jet just looked at me.

He waited.

I blinked.

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crane

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John bought Jet a climbing thing and they're opening up the box with all the hardware to hang on the immense Pile Of Wood they bought today...  There's stuff to make a climbing wall, and John and Jet just came in and John said, "Tell momma what you found in the box, Jet."

"Okay.  I found dinosaur heads.  The dinosaur heads are for climbing on!"

Hee.  The climbing holds, I guess, look like dinosaur heads to Jet.  :-)
crane

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A hot, busy day, today. 

There was about an inch of frozen snow on the ground less than a week ago, this morning, the thermometer attached to the east-facing side of our porch read, 100° F. Bah.

It was hot, but not that hot, I think it was in the mid-80's.  Clear and beautiful and sunny. I had stayed up late last night, so I was up late as well.  We headed off to IHOP, first thing, and Jet asked for a pancake with no chocolate chips and no cherries, which the bemused waitress complied with quite happily.

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