Sadhu Seuss

After I wrote the last post I did indeed take myself to my dance class. I went! And it was awesome! It was fun and I had the right line, and I kept up fairly well, and the best part is that I'm not getting as winded these days, so I know I've gotta be getting stronger.

On a completely different note, do you know what my least favorite part of the whole bedtime routine is?  It's brushing my kids' teeth. I hate it, it is excrutiatingly annoying to me. And yes, I do let the two older ones "brush" their teeth themselves, but whatever they're doing with the toothbrush seems to have about as much effect as sucking on a Q-tip covered in high-fructose corn syrup would, so there I am, stuck brushing their little chompers and gums.

Do you know what my favorite part of the bedtime routine is? It's reading. I love it, I crave it, it's my favorite time of day with my kids and I could do it for hours. I've been trying to get them ready early so that we can read as many books as possible before it's time to crawl into little beds and lay little heads on little pillows.

I will become a reading guru, and live on the highest mountain top with many little children, and my asceticism will be reading without fail, and our brown teeth will eventually fall out of our mouths, but we will read on.

Yesterday I made soup for everyone here, and Kid A helped me, pouring the chopping vegetables into the skillet, stirring everything around gently. I even let him chop, a little. He loved it, and it made cooking a lot more fun for me. Maybe we will cook on our mountaintop, too.