The Chatterbox

The Chatterbox

by Guest Blogger Beth Werrell for Connections Education



mouse's picture mouse

I remember vacillating between being best buddies with my sisters and then wanting nothing to do with them, multiple times in the course of one summer day. With three of us, it usually ended up being two against one. (And while we were all girls, we had four years between each of us, making for vastly different interests.)

Scooter claims to want a sibling, but I know we'll have plenty of this since we've been watching him with his cousin this week, and he doesn't take kindly to when she won't follow his whims.

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

That's our biggest struggle, mouse. L. likes to be 100% in charge of any activity going on and so far he's gotten by with orchestrating elaborate games for his sister and telling her what to do (maybe he'd make a good film director?). Now she's got a mind of her own, and doesn't want to play pawn.

Omaha Mama's picture Omaha Mama

That cake looks great. I made Catherine Newman's Donut Cake recipe from Dalai Mama this week and now must make this recipe to compare! Yum....

I hope your dad's visit is wonderful, it's always fun to have family around. Maybe it will even ease some T/L tensions. My kids' latest issue is that B has started liking the "older" kid shows like Zack & Cody and M still likes the preschool cartoons. They get to take turns and then we just shut off that TV, they watch way too much anyways. :-)

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

Okay, donut cake? Sounds divine--maybe I should make it for Father's Day!

For awhile L. and T. had different tastes in TV and we let L. watch his show in the living room, while T. watched in the family room. Now they've discovered the joys Boomerang, and they love watching oldies like The Flinstones and The Smurfs.

Sweet Pea Chef's picture Sweet Pea Chef

I remember dividing our family room, our car, many things so my brother and I could have our own side. While R and G play pretty well together still, I see the day coming...

The cake looks so beautifully simple and divine. Thanks for sharing!

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

I remember dividing things up, too--and my sister and I shared a room, so I know we squabbled!