fledge capable of flying, from Middle English flegge, from Old English -flycge; akin to Old High German flucki capable of flying,
Old English flEogan to fly -- more at FLY
intransitive verb, of a young bird : to acquire the feathers necessary for flight or independent activity

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

If you got an itch...

...scratch it.

These past few days have been about some soccer mama drama and draconian classroom "policies" and out-of-touch educators: Itches right there in the middle of the back or just under the first layers of skin, places where you can't really effectively reach them. Tiny things, really, but these things crawl and bite and keep you awake at night.

I'm a grown-up. I know that I need to do a little bending over backwards to come to new solutions...

...some sort of peace Pilates.

But sometimes when I stretch, I pull something and then I can't move. After having kids, I've lost some of my flexibility. I don't think I can scratch my eyebrows with my toes.

Scratch my back and I'll scratch yours! Got any irks lately?

Sunday, May 23, 2010

One of those weekends...

Seriously? Seriously?

Saturday evening, we are all just about to settle down and watch Avatar (2-D), when...

...my boy is curled up screaming--SCREAMING--and there are drops of blood here and there!


My girl poked a glow-stick--a glow-stick!--into the boy's ear. Seriously, child? Seriously? What in the world prompted you? Wha-? What? Why?

This could mean a perforated ear drum! No, no, no, no, no, please, please, please, please: No. It's almost summer break! Junior Lifeguards, the pool, the beach, surfing... All that could be off the list. No, no, no, no, no, no, no, please, please, please: No.

Very, very, very, very fortunately, a preliminary look by the ER doctor tells us that most likely no: No perforated eardrum. *exhale* The ear drum looks to be just scratched. An ear-nose-throat specialist will have to see the kid on Monday, but--thank you, thank you, thank you--from the look of things, he'll only need to stay clear of water for a couple of weeks. (When told he'd have to even be careful in the shower, he said, "Okay, I just won't shower." Think again, buster).

Anyway, the kid was back to his mentos, Diet Coke and his usual self today.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Let's hear it!


It's a bit quiet here in Fledgeland. I'm working on a new dress and I can't just get it right! I've challenged myself with this one and, well, it's a challenge.

But, I did want to take a minute to tell you that there is a new blog on the block. Crafts For Boys.

Cara has a beautiful blog--handwritten, no less--about her vie en rose en la belle France. One day, it seems, being the crafty sort she is, she was given a certain book about sewing for kids, which seemed to offer a bit less than expected on the whole boy side of the kid's clothing spectrum. I can't imagine which book she means.

At any rate, being a mother to a wonderful member of that other gender, this book, if not to sew clothes, might have just inspired her to dedicate a blog to crafts with a more snips/snails/puppy dog tails vibe. But she still has this book! But she'll give it away. Leave a comment and maybe she'll send it your way! And who doesn't want mail from France? Getting mail from France is awesome.

Well, at any rate, go have a lookie-see at Cara's blogs. And girls like robots and spaceships, too, so, yeah, there.

And FYI: Around the end of March, Sabine went a bit boy-crazy on her blog. And so did about another 140 moms. So check that out for boy inspiration.

Let's hear it for the boys!

Love to you all!


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