Maeve and Lilly

September 2010 Entries

CD Check Out Program

Friday, September 17th, 2010

You may remember that I’m trying to not only introduce the girls to new music but also encourage them to talk about music through. The CD Check Out Program is in full force. The girls listen to a CD for a week or two and tell me what they like or don’t like about it and then I pick out something based on their feedback.

Lilly: Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers – Greatest Hits (catchy, good words) > Superchunk – On the Mouth (can’t understand the words) > The Cure – Boys Don’t Cry (loved the music and accent) > The Cure – 17 Seconds (too depressing) > Echo & The Bunnymen – Crocodiles (not catchy enough) > Denali (verdict still out…)

Maeve: Her only directives continue to be “no words, lots of drums and different instruments from the orchestra… Beastie Boys – The In Sound From Way Out! > Darediablo – Bedtime Stories > Cinematic Orchestra – Motion > Drums And Tuba – Vinyl Killer

To be continued…

Middle School

Friday, September 17th, 2010

Well, kids start middle school at grade 5 instead of 6 like we did back in the day. Apparently this comes with a whole new set of social constructs.

  • Birthday party RSVPs are done in person, NEVER by phone.
  • It is NOT cool for your parents to yell goodbye and wave when you get on the bus.
  • Parents are embarrassing, especially when laughing too loud at your little sister’s swimming lessons.

Latest Maeveism

Friday, September 17th, 2010

“Momma, you are soooo yesterday.” And then in response to Lisa’s question about what “hip” is: “Well, it’s not what you’re wearing.”

Uh oh… boys.

Friday, September 17th, 2010

Maeve came home with a phone number on a scrap of paper the other day. Apparently a boy in her class gave it to her and said, “Call me sometime. You can come over and see my guinea pig.” And is she going to call him? “No way. He’s weird.” When asked why she took the number in that case, she said she didn’t want to hurt his feelings. So it begins…