Cool Stuff I Like
October 3, 2014
So on to our list, did you make it past all of the whining? :)
Swedish Chocolate Cake.
16 Magazines for Kids.
These are the softest, greatest long-sleeve shirts from Mini Boden.
OH YES. I made a comment to the Facebook share of this article. And this one. I had to buy Julia's soccer shorts in the boys section, because the girls athletic shorts were so ridiculously short. Target is increasingly missing the boat regarding what's appropriate and tasteful for the 6-11 year old girl crowd.
Chris Pratt can do no wrong.
10 Commandments for the at-home birthday party.
AWESOME!! But I have to wait until next year.
CINDERELLA SKELETON!!! I'm feeling very shouty today, but this is just FANTASTIC. Julia's gonna flip.
These are really creative! More school lunch ideas.
Julia's been asking for some kind of bag to carry "a book, maybe my sparkly nail polish, and you know, some interesting things around with me" ~ a bag that's not as big as her backpack, but a bit bigger than a purse. I think she wants some kind of adventuring pack. Anyway, I'm not totally sure what she's talking about, but I'm looking around at these bags.
Cool Book of the Week: 'The Witches' by Roald Dahl. My friends? Are you a tiny bit bored reading to your kiddos? Not loving what you're reading out loud right now? Feeling a little, ho-hum about the whole nighttime reading gig right now, PERCHANCE??
Then this is the book for you! SO MUCH FUN TO READ OUT LOUD. But be prepared, even for those of you familiar with other Dahl black humor books. This one is REALLY BLACK. The death and destruction of children by witches is referenced with great gusto and zeal, oh...about every other sentence. Oh these witches. They are NAUGHTY and DREADFUL. Especially the Grand High Witch, whom I have embued with what I thought was a haughty German accent. Julia informed me I sounded Romanian. WHO CARES?? It's the Grand High Witch!
Best for 7 and up, this epic yarn is one of Dahl's most outrageous. Even with all the child-destroying aims of the witches, Julia has been shouting with laughter every time we read. Basically, a little boy and his cigar-smoking grandma check into a hotel for a wee holiday, not knowing that the hotel is hosting a witch convention (whose sole aim is just the grand and noble ambition of ridding England of ALL of its vile and revolting children). If your child scares easily, the creepy bits and the outrageously weird pix by Quentin Blake might be a bit much for them, but really, I think the material is pretty broad comedy and if this is the one Dahl book that's passed you by......go get it!
Have a lovely weekend! We'll be decking the halls with purple and orange lights and dancing skeletons! Once I recover the feeling in my wrists.