"I am checking the mailbox"
"She got the mail yesterday!"
"Fine, I will see if there are any packages on the front porch."
"You checked the porch yesterday!"
"Today, I want to get the mail and check the front porch!"
"I never get a turn. IT'S NOT FAIR!!!"
Yes, that is a daily conversation with all 4 of my daughters as very active participants. I have decided not to get involved, as they always work it out-- sometimes with tears and sometimes without. I don't quite understand the excitement about getting the mail, as it is usually bills and ads.
Today, however, after the argument, my 6 year old twins went to check the porch and found a package and then began to argue over who would get to open it. Since my name was on it. . . I opened it.
On a side note, I know that the girls are dressed alike in the picture, they did that themselves. I NEVER dress them the same! I believe that even though they are genetically identical, it is important that they celebrate their individuality.
Back to the book. We were all very excited to find April Fool, Phyllis by, Susanna Leonard Hill. Phyllis had landed in Los Angeles for her US Tour, and made her LA stop at our house! My girls love to read new books, but they especially love to receive new books in the mail. We read the instructions, and were eager to begin.
|Benjie NEVER misses out on story time with the girls!|