Things underwear designers never think of: some of my 3 year old's underwear have a picture on the backside. Therefore, he insists on wearing them backwards so that he can see the picture when his pants are off. That can't be comfortable.
Jo-Lynne helped me add this third column to my blog yesterday. I like that everything doesn't scroll way off down the page as much, but I think it might be cluttery. How does it look to you? My husband suggests that I shorten the blogroll, but I happen to love my blogroll (and everyone on it -- not to mention all the people I visit and forget to put on it).
Any remedial math teachers out there? I've been noticing for a long while that math is just not my seven year old's forte. Drama, yes. Math, no. She learns things and forgets them immediately. She can't see why it is obvious that the answer to 11-7 is not 10. She's about a year behind in math already and she's only in second grade. At least by homeschooling, we can plug away at her speed.
Having had some experience with one of my brothers being a math incompetent, my mother sent me an article on dyscalculia. It was quite enlightening and I think it explains a lot, including why learning violin isn't going well for her either (even though she can whistle anything). This has sent me on a trail of reading over the past few days. It seems that many people recommend Math-U-See for those with trouble, which is what she has always used. My daughter does do pretty well if she builds everything with blocks, but otherwise she isn't doing all that well with the program. But maybe she'd do worse with something else. I am having trouble figuring out what to do with her for next year. If the best program out there doesn't work, then what?
I had a check up at the OB's office yesterday. There's a little person in there. It's a weird time in pregnancy, because other than my belly already being enormous and my being constantly starved, I don't feel all that pregnant.
My next check up will include an ultrasound. I'm not planning on finding out whether this one is a boy or a girl, though it is always a bit tempting.
Lent is coming up. Last year my family gave up meat for the whole of Lent. I have realized that I just can't do that this year. I seem to need a lot of protein with this pregnancy and I find myself craving meat all the time. As I mentioned in the comments at Kate's site, my plan for myself is to go on a day time internet fast. I think for me that will be a lot harder than giving up meat was last year, but if, as I plan to do, I can learn to fill that time with more productive things like prayer, it will be a very good experience. But don't expect to hear from me quite as often or as fast.
I realized something shocking on Facebook yesterday. Those people I didn't have anything in common with way back when? I still have nothing in common with. Amazing, I know!
My little brother is learning to be a classical artist. He's pretty amazing after several years of study. I'd love to have him paint my children some day, but he insists they have to learn to sit still first. That's not going to be happening any time soon, sadly. Anyway, my brother's website doesn't seem to have any of his most recent stuff, but these things are beautiful. (Warning though -- classical painters paint a lot of nudes. So if that bothers you, be forewarned.)
More Quick Takes to be found at Jen's place.