Crappy cell phone photo I took a couple of weeks ago while Gaby was waiting for her bus as it snowed.
If I've told Gaby once, I've told her a million times . . . the snow that comes down isn't exactly clean, so don't try catching it on your tongue and then eating it. Yuck! However, like kids the world over, she still tries to catch the snow. I did it. Her siblings did it (and still do it, despite the older two turning 23 this Saturday!) and I imagine she'll do it again, like she did today!
The fact that Gaby came home and told us about this, makes me laugh even harder than what she said that was actually pretty funny. She told us that as they were walking to lunch today, it started to snow pretty heavily. So, in a line of 16 other first graders, my kid stops and stands there, mouth open wide, tongue lolling outside of her mouth, catching snow flakes. Her teacher looks at her and says, "Gabriella, please stop that. We don't eat the falling snow." Gaby said that she shrugged her shoulders and then told her teacher, "Sorry Miss F., I was just trying to get a jump on my lunch."
I was trying to keep a straight face as she relayed the story to us, but I failed miserably. I reminded her once again, in between my giggles, that it's probably not the safest idea to eat snow. Gaby grinned and said, "Well at least it wasn't the yellow snow on the ground! You should be really glad I didn't eat that!"
Yes Gaby, I am in fact very happy that you didn't eat the yellow snow. Very happy.
In other news, Gaby informed us that she's joining the drama club at school. I'm not surprised at all that she decided to do this. Especially not after watching my precocious 7 year old, read this story.
Now, keep in mind that she doesn't like this book because she thinks it's a "baby book" but in her class, they have to read the stories in the book, out loud, one an evening, for the rest of the week. I get why she doesn't like reading the book; she is after all, halfway through "The Hobbit". Yes, she's reading "The Hobbit." She wanted to read Jenny Lawson's "Let's Pretend This Never Happened" (she saw me re-reading it a few weeks ago, and laughing, so she assumed that she would find it funny as well. After all, there's a picture of a cute little mouse on the cover!) and when I took the book out of her hands (she only got about two pages in), she went back to The Hobbit. She loves The Hobbit and can tell you the names of all the dwarves, and can tell you exactly why Smeagol is no longer a hobbit but a gollum! Yes, she's also seen the film too. Loved it. Incidentally, she can also sing "Misty Mountains Cold", from the film. She's teaching herself the full version from the book itself.
Anyhow, where was I? Oh, that's right, the Frog and Toad book she has to read at home. Or is it Toad and Frog? I don't know. There are two amphibians and one is a frog and one is a toad, and I think the stories are kinda funny. One of them is rather stoic, putting up with the other. I guess there are several Frog and Toad/Toad and Frog books and they'll be reading them all through the course of this month - or if you're my daughter, this week. So she decided to just read the entire book, out loud tonight, and for good measure, she read the last story in it "The Dream" twice, just to make her point that this book is too easy for her.
I love to listen to her read out loud, but because she is as avid a reader as her parents, she'd rather just dive right in and read to herself. She was so into the story tonight that I decided to get a video of her reading. Oh and the "bad word" she apologizes for, about a third of the way through? It's "shut up." We don't say that and she isn't allowed to say it.
After watching the video, is it any surprise that this kid signed up for the Drama Club?