Tuesday, December 9, 2008

this morning murphy


The bus driver told me it is very warm on the bus, so I shouldn't dress Murphy too warm, or he will want to strip on the bus. Murphy always plays outside before school, ever since he started riding the bus and going to school, (since he was three in preschool). So the point of all of this is: this morning Murphy had his snowpants in his backpack and proceeded to play all over the yard of deep snow. Even where Ben shoveled piles from the driveway where it is 3 feet high, he plowed right through. I kept trying to brush off his pants and encourage him to play at the van brushing the snow off (he really likes it, I'm not using him). He even came up to me and said, "Climb tree." So he was REALLY INTO playing outside this morning. I hope his pants aren't soaked at school, but he does have a backup pair, and I'm assuming that they have a dryer like at his old school, but maybe they don't want this inconvience, so tomorrow, he will be wearing his snowpants on the bus.
The teacher's note last night said that Murphy at calendar time said, "Monday, vegetable, 8." Like Monday, December 8. So adorable! I think it is from the Eric Carle book where they do food for the day of the week. Monday is string beans, but he always says vegetables instead of string beans.
Ben and I have become innovative! Maybe every one else out there is already good at this, but we are beginners. Murphy had huge cracks in his winter boots, they would get full of snow and were falling apart. Ben brought home super shoe glue and totally fixed them. Murphy and Miles both lost one glove/mitten, so this year until we can afford a new pair, Murphy has been wearing one glove and one mitten (the water proof kind). Miles has been wearing the regular cloth gloves, so he gets them soaking wet. Not using credit cards is good for the environment, one less pair of boots and gloves/mittens in the landfill because we didn't go out and just buy new.

6 comments:

Kelly said...

I'd be careful of that bus driver. Sounds to me like its an exuse for why you might find murphy naked on the bus?

kadyhexum said...

gross kelly!



Monday, vegetable, 8 is the cutest thing ever

Mom said...

Memories......remember Keri's taped up glasses? Remember Kasey's taped up faux cabbage patch doll?

kasey said...

I don't remember a taped up faux cabbage patch. Tell me, tell me, tell me

Mom said...

When Pete smashed the head, didn't we have to tape the neck because it was partly torn off?

kasey said...

I thought it was just garbage after that. Or did you fix it, but I was done with it in my heart and therefore forgot her foreve? Poor Barbara, I hardly knew her.