* This was a pretty blah week, as Mike and I both got sick with a very nasty head cold sore throat overall feeling like garbage thingy. We guzzled echinacea all week thanks to our lovely local herbalist Kate at Land of Milk and Honey Herbs, so we were semi-functional but just sort of getting by.
* We did at least get out to the library one afternoon. While we were there another little boy around Miles’s age told us the kids’ game computer was broken, but then while I was looking at books Miles got it to work. The boy called to me, “Your son fixed it! It works!” Then after a few minutes he revised his story, “Actually, it was me. I made it work… with MAGIC!” I thought that was so funny and cute.
* A friend of mine posted a Mary Poppins youtube video on Facebook this week and I got lost in Mary Poppins videos for a while until finally I just broke down and bought a copy of Mary Poppins: 50th Anniversary Edition (DVD + Digital Copy). I love me some Julie Andrews! That movie has everything. Julie’s beautiful voice, a magical nanny, cartoon penguins, and women’s suffrage… what more could you want?
* Maybe I’m just showing my age, but I feel like the Disney movies up through the 90s were so much better than what’s out for kids now. After my Mary Poppins jag I ended up putting up a youtube playlist of classic Disney songs for the kids while I was drawing for work, and Julius was totally mesmerized by the golden oldies – including Beauty and the Beast, Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Cinderella – such great songs! They don’t make ‘em like they used to.