So I realized I say "friends" almost too much, and as far as the children go, I think I might switch to "chickabiddies." Maybe I'll just switch them completely and start these entries, "Chickabiddies! I have SUCH A NUMBERED LIST FOR YOU today!"
Also, I'm writing them letters, a grand experiment to exercise their writing chops which has many faults, the worst of which being that it doesn't even correct their many written errors because I feel too bad once they actually write me a letter. Defeats the purpose, a little. One of my darlings has included a cutout-snowflake-like paper of the letter "K", some sort of Twilight trading card, and her interpretation of a carbon paper, with one side colored purple so that when I wrote on a paper against it, the purple would show up on what I had written. Backwards, I guess. She tends to give me small parcels stuffed in envelopes rather than paragraph-long letters like most everyone else. I asked them about a time when they were scared, and she wrote me back about a psycho murder mystery movie she saw and a subsequent psycho murder mystery dream she had. Oops. She returned the question, as I encourage them to do, so after several attempts at something fourth-grade-scary friendly, I settled on a time we almost lost the dog when I was, oh, twelve.
Let me show you one in its glorious entirety, a (belated) response to my letter asking her with whom she would have dinner if she could pick anyone, living or dead; what they would eat; what she would ask this person:
If I could have dinner with anyone I wanted it would be Justin Bieber. It would be him because he is cool he is a little like me. Also I would like to be his friend. I would ask him what is his favorite type of shoes? Also what is his favorite food to eat? I would talk about my family and ask him about his family. I would eat spagehetti and for dessert banana pudding pie. I would go out and eat in a restaurant because I don't know how to cook. Miss Kaye I was wondering what does your mom look like can you describe her? Also do you have any sisters and brothers? See you later Miss.Kaye.