Painting Complete and Two New Skills

Well, the painting yesterday went very well. My dad, my wife, and I patched and painted our front and back porches. It is truly amazing how much of a difference $22 in paint and a few hours of hard work (in the scorching hot sun) can do to make something look new again. Next up, our side porch.

After painting we all went to my softball game. My daughter’s favorite part of the game, other than looking at all the interesting people, is the clapping. She claps every time the bat makes contact with the ball. She also likes to call everyone Dadda, though she does get more excited when she sees me.

My daughter has learned two new skills. The first is she will take a drink of milk and then let the milk trickle out of her mouth. She thinks this is great fun. The second thing she has learned is to do a “raspberry” with her mouth. This is kinda hard to explain, but basically she puts her lips together and blows out, making the “raspberry” sound. Then we all crack up laughing. Sometimes she even combines these two skills, putting milk in her mouth and then doing the “raspberry”. Messy, but fun.

4 thoughts on “Painting Complete and Two New Skills

  1. Heh heh, just wait until she starts associating the raspberry with toilet functions! Kiko still has not learnt the word “train”, despite being told it a trillion times, yet lavatorially-connected concepts he’ll absorb like a sponge.

    I love it when they clap, I want them to keep that sort of enthusiasm until they’re adults. It makes you appreciate how amazing the small things in life are.

  2. I’m very familiar with the milk trick. My daughter has been pushing buttons on the tv for the past month and as we still haven’t found the remote control (lost it moving) it gets real tired real soon. Of course we don’t get cranky with her, just give her more milk to dribble 🙂

  3. Lee – well then I’m not alone. Also, my daughter loves messing with the T.V. She likes pushing the Video button and the power button. Luckily she’s cute or she might be in trouble.

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