I'm trying--trying really hard--to keep the kids reading. Part of this is getting them books that they've chosen. One new book a month. We'll also be trying to get to the used bookstore a few times. They've gotten some real gems, there.
The pixie has discovered our set of Roald Dahl novels. She has, so far, devoured one in its entirety in one day (it was a short one), giggling the whole time. The imp, despite being two years older, doesn't read as well--I'm pretty sure that's his ADHD spiking the guns, though. It's not that he doesn't have interest in reading, just that he can't sit still to read unless it's utterly absorbing.
Oddly enough, he doesn't have the same problem with his Kindle games...I may end up confiscating his Kindle for a while. Because of that, and because it does utterly terrible things to his attitude.
His major interest, right now, is Pokemon. I used to not care one way or the other about it, but after he discovered it, I've begun hating it. Because he will. Not. SHUT UP. About it.
But he reads the books about the characters. And I have found that there are chapter novels for it. I'll be buying these one by one for him.
Pixie has gotten into the DogMan graphic novels. I've been getting those at Walmart--they're a lot cheaper there than they are through Amazon. She's got her eye on three that I saw there. And she's got the other three that are out. So those are getting snagged on Monday. When I also snag some regular strength Tylenol for the kids.
I've ordered a Pokemon book listing characters from Amazon for the imp--the pixie's book is going to have to wait a bit. I do have something on the way for her, though: a pop-up document holder in purple. She'd been using my blue one, but didn't think it was fair for her to keep it, since the imp didn't have one. So. He gets my blue one (for now), and she gets a new, purple one. That isn't going to be used until next fall, when she's copying her spelling homework down.
And, given Odysseus's job, he has ties coming out his ears. His tie rack is loaded down to double what its capacity is supposed to be, he can't really see all the ties on it well, and it still doesn't hold all of his ties. So, there's two more tie racks on the way so that he has an easier time choosing ties. Because all of them will be hung up, where he can actually see them. They'll hang on hooks on the wall, just behind the bedroom door.
Necessary things. Things to keep the kids reading, keep the kids from fighting, and things to try to keep up with the house cleaning/decluttering/organization.
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