Valentine’s Day turned out better than expected or anticipated. Princess Nagger did get her white dragon for Valentine’s Day – she excitedly took it to school that day and proudly showed it to all her friends.
She said it made her a star in school that day. And helped her pass her multiplication test. Hubby did the ‘no-no’ on getting me roses for Valentine’s Day on his way home from work (‘no-no’ because we both agree it’s highway robbery how everyone hikes up the prices for roses specifically for Valentine’s Day when you can get them for about one-third the price any other day, and they still die.)
He also spoiled me rotten and got me a Kindle Fire – I already have the original Kindle Keyboard, but both him and Princess Nagger have a Kindle Fire, so I was the odd-one out. Not anymore. I think I’ll keep him around. I like the Fire, but I’ll stick to my regular old Kindle for reading books when I’m outside, since you can read the screen much better than the Fire.
The two of them also got me hooked on their favorite new game, Where’s My Water?
Our new addiction that blows Angry Birds out of the water. It’s one that makes you think strategically, as you have to get the water to the alligator through harrowing circumstances utilizing some complicated methods. We’re hooked.
We’re still getting used to the hubby’s new ‘normal’ schedule, it really is nice to have him at home during the evening hours, since he is a huge help getting Little Dude ready for bed and reading his bedtime story while I clean up the dinner dishes before going up for my mandatory hug and kiss goodnight. It’s also nice not having the midday interruption to both our schedules so I can get a lot more uninterrupted stuff done.
We still have to readjust our nighttime routines, though, still staying up until midnight and getting up at 5:30 each morning won’t keep us sane very long.
In other news, next month The Hunger Games is premiering as a movie:
There’s a boy in Princess Nagger math class that has the first book, and Princess Nagger has been begging me to let her get the series so she can read it too. She’s always been an ‘advanced’ reader, reading books several levels above her age (currently she’s 9, in 3rd grade reading 5th/6th grade level this year) but I’m not sure I’m ready for her to delve into this series (yet), in spite of her reading ability.
Am I being too over protective of her innocent youth? I’ve not read the books myself, but I’ve been reading about them, and I’m not too sure I’d like to have those images stuck in her head, considering she’s had nightmares from innocent cartoons in the past. She assures me the books won’t give her nightmares (she said she read the first chapter of the book compliments of the boy in her class) and insists that it’s something she really wants to read. I’d love to know your thoughts on this.
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