Saturday, August 20, 2011

Owen's a Handful

Five -- it just seems really old. To think that our baby boy has lived half a decade and is about to start kindergarten is a little frightening. "Mom" and "Dad" have started to supplant "Mommy" and "Daddy" and the occasional eye-roll and, "I know that," has become a not uncommon response to parental insights. For the last few days, as I tuck Owen onto the floor at night (he abandoned his bed a few months ago) I've just been overwhelmed with how quickly it's all gone. Fortunately, Owen informed me that just because he was turning five doesn't mean he's moving out. At least not yet.

  1. The line between reading and reciting can be blurred.
  2. Long underwear transcends seasonal variations.
  3. Medicine may taste bad, but there are worse ways of taking it...
  4. Beds are not your only sleeping option.
  5. Cold lunch > hot lunch.
  6. Oddly enough, birds evolved from the saurishian (lizard-hipped) dinosaurs, not the ornithischian (bird-hipped) dinosaurs.
  7. Riding a bike is easy. Stopping a bike is a whole other matter.
  8. In a pinch, "banana pants" can be used as a substitute for most punch lines.
  9. The first rule of batting: look around and make sure you don't hit anyone.
  10. School is cool; but camp is awesome.

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