Sunday, June 18, 2006

Happy Father's Day

Why do I love my daddy?

Sam says..."I love my daddy because he always plays with me and he has fun with me a lot of times. I know he loves me."
Jo says..."I love my daddy because I love him."

What is your favorite thing to do with daddy?

Sam says..."Play Star Craft with him."
Jo says..."I like him to swing me around."

What is your favorite memory with daddy?

Sam says..."Playing at the beach with daddy and going with him in the waves!"
Jo says..."Playing memory match with him in the closet!"

What makes daddy mad?

Sam says..."When I don't obey and arguing with Jo"
Jo says..."When I hit bubba!"

What makes daddy laugh?

Sam says..."When the big waves hit my face!"
Jo says..."When I scare him!"

What's daddy's favorite thing to eat?

Sam says..."Meat and bread"
Jo says..."Salad"

What is daddy's job?

Sam says..."The Moving Company"
Jo says..."He colors and works at his class!"

What is daddy's favorite song?

Sam says..."How Great is my God"
Jo says..."The song about I love you"

What makes daddy proud?

Sam says..."When I try new foods."
Jo says..."Getting a trophy"

What is daddy's favorite TV show?

Sam and Jo both say adamantly..."LOST"

What makes daddy sick?

Sam says..."A bee sting"
Jo says..."Eating flowers"

Happy Father's Day, Daddy! We know you pretty well!

Sam and Jo

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

summer fun




Thursday, June 1, 2006

Samuel and Hobbes

I have always been a big fan of Calvin and Hobbes. Bill Watterson developed an instant classic with the creation of this comic strip.

This is the only comic that I ever went to any measure of effort to follow. I think that I own all of the books, so I am pretty sure that I have the entire collection. I have kept the books in my classroom every year, and most of the time I have been willing to share them with my students.

A couple of weeks ago my son found one of these books.

I read a couple of them to him that I thought that he might find funny. He really enjoyed them and asked if he could borrow the book. I told him that was absolutely fine, partly because I thought that it was neat that my son was enjoying the same comics that I had enjoyed.

I could remember this one time, when I was a kid, that I found this really old Charlie Brown comic book. The book was pretty ancient, with old worn pages that were starting to look brittle and brown. I didn't care though, I read through the whole thing during one Thanksgiving day meal at a relatives house. I was remembering that event as I was watching my son through my rear-view mirror, reading through this comic book while we were on our way home.

He has now read completely through two of the books, and I am getting ready to go back up to the school to pick up some stuff, and I know I better come back with another of those comics.

I can't wait to show it to him.

That is one of the greatest joys as a father is to give your sons something that they enjoy. Especially when those are the same things that we have enjoyed.