Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Snow Days and Scientific Inquiry

The big news here is the weather. I'm trying to type as fast as I can as the Internet keeps dropping and the power is blinking on and off. It's kind of like living in post-war London. This is our backyard:
and the view from the table where we usually eat (sort of a breakfast nook)

Of course, the kittens have never experienced winter, but I like their take on the cold and the snow:

The kids are, of course, home. I walked by Emma's room a few minutes ago and heard this conversation:

Christopher: Why do you want me to light a candle for you?
Emma: To see if gum is flammable or not.
Christopher: What would you possibly do with that information once you found out? That's an entirely useless thing to want to figure out.

I didn't worry too much about Philip because he was on Facebook, and at least he was doing something relatively normal even if it is cyber-socializing. Then he sent me this picture:
What is that? It's the Asian version of a baby I would have if my genes were mated with Cami's - one of our kittens. Apparently, there's a Facebook application that does such a thing.

I keep telling myself that spring is really just around the corner.


Lisa Amowitz said...


Jemi Fraser said...

Yikes! Kids are great - even when it's a loooooong winter :)

Anonymous said...

Too funny.

RKCharron said...

Oh wow,
Thank you for sharing. The funny things children do & say!
All the best,

Bish Denham said...

ROFL! At least you know where your kids are and what they're doing! I do hope the power stays on.

Mary Witzl said...

Hahahaha. Now I've got to see what my cat-babies would look like.

And I wonder if chewing gum IS flammable?

Anne Spollen said...

Well, thanks, guys. I keep thinking other people's kids are inside putting molecule models together or practicing the violin (we have both those opportunities here, but no takers - though the drum set is used pretty regularly)

We DID lose power last night. It was sort of fun with candles and flashlights. At least Emma decided she wouldn't have done well in the Middle Ages.

Now we are iced in. No school again, and the power is pretty much on, just surges. No tv, and the Internet keeps dropping. We'll see how today goes; it's one day closer to spring --

K.C. Shaw said...

Want to see what your baby would look like if you were mated with a cat, and also Asian? There's an app for that. :p

I love those snow pictures! So much more pleasant to look at pictures of snow than to have to deal with the snow myself. Stay warm!

Elizabeth Bradley said...

So much snow! Glad I don't have to live in it though, but I'd love to visit.

Nora MacFarlane said...

LOL! Never a dull moment in your home!

Katie said...

OMG I have been away from your blog for far too long. This is hysterical!!!!!

So is gum flammable?

Cleverly Inked said...

LOL.. Disturbing

Glynis said...

OH boy did you make me giggle!