~1~ When Papa's grandfather arrived on Ellis Island from Slovakia in the late 1800's, he informed the officials that his name was Valent which, in English, is Valentine. They changed his name to William. The name stuck, and there has been a William in the family every generation since then. Papa is the second William, named after his grandfather.
~2~ If you give a teen a vacuum cleaner ... he will rock.
~3~ I have been aware for some time now that Nicholas is getting tall, but today he was standing next to me and I had to tilt my head up to look at him. Yikes.
~4~ Speaking of growing, guess who grew two inches overnight?
~5~ Five articles in nine days ... I am dain bread. I mean, brain dead.
~6~ War Horse is coming to the dollar theater. Have you seen it?
~7~ The boys have been off this week for a winter break. They don't know this, but this weekend I have plans for them: their closets, drawers, and desks are going to get a deep cleaning. This means going through (and trying on) clothes to see what fit and what doesn't, and going through every single thing they own and donating anything they don't need anymore. Should be fun, right? Right?
Mrs. Berenstain's expression will be my expression. Of that I am sure.
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