Everything around here right now is all GO PATRIOTS (you have to yell it like you're a drunk guy with a Boston accent) and when we had a football game on last weekend, Emily said that she wanted to be a football player (I have no idea where that came from.) She then added, "But I can't because I'm a stupid girl." Whoa, whoa, whoa. I don't ever want my kids to think or believe they can't do something because they are girls. But try explaining that when, clearly, there are no women playing professional football. Now, do I really think she wants to play football? No. This was probably her first time realizing and contemplating the fact that her gender is excluded from a sport. And to go back to the whole sewing thing, I've always insisted that everyone (male or female) should learn the basics of sewing and be able to replace a button or fix an unraveling hem (and not with masking tape!)
As of right now, this monster blizzard of historic proportions is forecasted to barely touch us. (Can't say I'm too sad about that.) It looks like we are in the range of 1-4 inches, which would be perfect. Hopefully enough for the girls to play in. Allie's been asking for a snowboard and to go snowboarding for reals. We have a little bit of a hill in our yard and they've been attempting to stand on (slippery) sleds to traverse down the hill. Accident waiting to happen.
I had ten (the maximum amount allowed) e-books on hold with my library and wouldn't you know that three of them became available for me to check out this week. I'm in the middle of To Kill a Mockingbird right now and I had checked out John Irving's new book but I don't think I'm going to be able to read it before it's due back. (I keep checking it out and then having to return it and place it back on hold.) Here's the list of books on my kindle right now:
- The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
- Room by Emma Donoghue
- Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg