Annabel has been somewhat enthralled with the "pewter" as of late.
Thanks to our imaginary friends, we've been tipped off to some fun online sites for kids such as Kneebouncers and Orsinal. Every so often she comes and asks if she can play the OTHER KNEEBOUNCERS, a series of games for older kids, which means she sits in my arms and consoles me as I try and get an animated squirrel to jump from ledge to ledge as it collects crabapples.
She pats my hand sympathetically each time my squirrel takes a plunge.
But lately she understands that communication happens here, too.
"Mama, I want to write a letter to Emma and Luke," she said with her hands on my keyboard.
"OK?" I say without hiding my skepticism, and I set her up with a blank e-mail window.
She starts to type letters and numbers and other symbols into the white space. Chattering the whole time about what it is she's "writing."
"Dear Emma and Luke. Hello, how are you? I have a spotted frog and he's in the swimming pool. Happy Birthday!"
She almost never includes Love, Annabel in the closing.
"I need an envelope and a stamp, mama," she instructs after she's finished her epistle.
"Why do you need those things?" I ask.
"Because I'm ready to send it."
Tuesday, April 03, 2007
You've got mail
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