This morning Layla and Julius were fascinated by the steam billowing into the cloudless sky. As Nate explained it was from a local factory, the children hung on the back windowsill. After daddy left for work, the kids started spotting pigs, trains, alligators and elephants in the fast moving stream of steam.
Layla then requested Jingle Bells from her favorite Christmas CD. Yes, we are still playing Christmas music around here! She lamented that "I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas" was her true favorite, but we don't own that on CD. I told her that maybe by next Christmas we could get that song on CD or maybe by then we will have an Ipod. She, of course, asked what an Ipod was. After explaining to her, she said, "pirates wear Ipods!" She might be right. Our modern day pirates just might wear Ipods instead of eye patches!