This morning, on our way to drop me off at the MAX stop, Sophie says from her back seat, “Sheesh, I need a third hand! Maybe four.” She was trying to coordinate drinking juice with playing her Leapster and apparently adjusting her tights.

She’s a bright kid, interested in science. Fear for the future.


Deborah just called to tell me that Sophie won the 4 yo and under category in an “art” (coloring) competition at our local Value Village (first prize a $10 gift certificate, which they quickly spent on a “dancing princess rug” and some articles of clothing Ms. S apparently had her eye on).

While it’s kind of silly, when your child wins a contest, you gotta tell someone. This also transfers bragging rights in the form of “I knew her when…”

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