I was home all day today with Emily.
I played 4 games of Harry Potter "Uno", read three chapters of "Half Blood Prince", played two games of speech therapy concentration, watched and applauded the show of "Dance Dance Revolution" game her Auntie gave her, drew her a bath with the new Bath Confetti that Santa brought, looked at an atlas of the night sky and pointed out the constellations that are out now, took out a National Geographic map of the world and discussed the migration of our various family lineages, heard a reading of "The Pup speaks Up" and wrestled with said child on the floor.
What I was SUPPOSED to be doing is working on my hypothesis for my doctoral program. So, at 7 p.m., I asked Terrance to take over.
Me: "Honey, leave the internet up. I want to check my email and then I need to do some writing about Vivan Paley."
Me: "Writing. I need to work on my writing..."
Terrance: "Did you say you were writing about Vlad the Impaler?"
Me: "(laughing) NO! What does Vlad the Implaer have to do with Early Childhood education and the effects of social emotional development on later school academic achievements?"
Terrance: "That's what I was wondering."
Me: "Although I suppose that could be a REAL fun project..."
Can you imagine the "Test" scenerios?