After posting my Snapchat story of “Why I am tired,” I dug up an older Snapchat story that I posted last year.
The story behind this is that I was driving one of my high school students back to her house. Along a country road, we suddenly saw a random cushion laying in the middle of the road, and we both burst out laughing at the same time. On my way back, I had a thread of an idea for a story so I may have taken some pictures while driving (before the hands-free law went into effect).
The beginning part of my Snapchat story is heavily inspired by Little Beaver and the Echo, which is a beautifully illustrated book about a lonely beaver who goes out to find a friend.
Without further ado… for public consumption for the first time is the story of The Lonely Cushion. All photos, text, and Snapchat scribbles are by me.
Snapchat stories are available for only 24 hours, so here are screenshots of my latest epic:
One of our greatest joys of having Benjamin back in preschool is the sharing can. There’s been a slight shift in the sharing can moments, where the sharer is encouraged to say “Good guess” in response to kids who guess incorrectly. In this case, though, even the teacher had a hard time saying “good guess.”
This is my first inappropriate comic ever.
Ben takes his dog-watching responsibilities very seriously.
This is a map of our house. The boys’ bedroom is pretty much directly across from the hallway bathroom, complete with working toilet, electricity, running water, and carpeted hallway. But inevitably in the middle of the night when they wake up to go to the bathroom, they will run all the way across the cold hardwood floor entryway hallway to our room – risking stepping on Legos or tripping over the random things they’ve left there the day before – into OUR bathroom.
This morning, Matthew wanted to come into our room to go to the bathroom and when Steve told him to go to his own bathroom, he broke out into legitimate tears and said, “B-b-b-b-bu-but the other bathroom is to-to-to-too SMALL!!!!”
Playing 20 questions with Matthew can be… challenging.
I know you thought this was a Halloween post, but it’s not.
Benjamin has a proven tactic for getting what he wants. Try to imagine him telling me this at 12:30 am in a very sweet voice with a hint of whine.