Monday, March 31, 2014

Paper Airplanes

Luke's friend taught him to fold a "stunt plane" paper airplane. They seem to like folding and decorating them as much as flying them, so these planes only see a single play session before being discarded. We're out of scratch paper! Lucky for me, the design is one of about two paper airplanes I know how to fold.

One day when Henry wanted a plane, I started folding the more interesting plane I know how to fold. As I got into it, he started saying, "Yeah! That's it!" after each move. Luke knows Henry can't make a plane, so when he saw Henry with one, he asked him where he got it. Henry told Luke that he taught me how to make it!

Luke likes to fold other things into this paper airplane, too. He did it with a paper towel and it even flew! The rag he tried, well, not so much. This evening, he was folding the bath mat into a plane, but it got too thick to finish.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

You keep using that phrase...

Henry's new favorite phrase is, "Was that a joke? Because if it was, I got it!"

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Insults from my child

Emmett and I went skiing today. Because of the location of runs at Brighton, I generally have to go down one of the steepest runs I'm willing to ski right at the start of the day. Since I'm not warmed up and it's pretty darn steep (for me, anyway), I tend to try to ski it very slowly, taking shallow traverses across the mountain so I don't feel like I'm going to lose control.

I was talking about that with Emmett on our next lift, saying, "When I'm on the steep stuff I want to be sure I can stop, so I almost stop before every turn, which I know is ridiculous, but..." Emmett jumped right in and said, "Yeah, mom. You look ridiculous."