There’s 7 Bean Soup in the Crock Pot, hot chocolate waiting for my kids walking back from the bus stop, yoga for me, and a fireplace going every night at home. Still, it’s been hard to keep the chill out. Today’s high hovers in the low thirties, but the wind chill is in the single digits. Sunday, when wet fat snowflakes fell, the girls insisted on going outside. But otherwise, in the past 2 weeks, there have been few days above 40 degrees. If Cabin Fever produced heat, we’d be pretty comfortable. I’ve been told that Thursday will be in the fifties, but I’ll believe it when I see it.
It’s been so cold, that I’ve actually considered getting myself a pair of UGG boots. I hate how those boots look, but I tried them on today and found them so comfortable! I didn’t like the flat soled styles, but I loved the ones with the arch! The prices are out of control, so now I’m trying to find the best UGG knock-offs. Any ideas?
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When Middle Daughter was about 4 years old, she transferred her obsession with cars to an obsession with dragons. She’s now 6.5 years old, and is still really into dragons. She reads dragon books, she plays with dragons (we have at least a dozen toy dragons), she paints dragon models, dresses up as a dragon, and puts together dragon puzzles. But mostly, she draws dragons. Over and over again. Every single day, for hours a day.
At the parent-teacher conference earlier this year, I flipped through her composition notebook. In between short essays and math work, were pages and pages of dragons– fire-breathing, flying, fighting. Recently, I looked through the kids’ artwork on my iPhone (I take pictures of what they make and email them to relatives). Sure enough, I found dozens and dozens of her dragon drawings. It was then that I realized the enormity of this passion.
Here are a few of my favorites: