If you ever need a few minutes of quiet time with a preschooler around, a cheerio necklace is the way to go. Maya kept quiet and busy for 20 minutes or more, beading cheerios onto a piece of yarn taped to the table.
Meanwhile Elliot ate her share of cheerios, and I was able to obsessively browse The New York Times and Minnesota Public Radio websites for reactions and initial analysis of the most exciting election of my lifetime.
In the end, I was brimming with predictions about Obama's transition strategy and hopeful messages from around the world, AND I was adorned with a lovely, edible accessory. What could be better.
Gems worth Re-Reading
About Growing Baby Doing Good Together Elliot Rose Family Rituals Fie Flora and Fauna For the Love of Learning Greenish In My Opinion Just for Laughs Just for Me Making Tinkles Maya Mindfulness Mmm... So Tastey NaNoWriMo News of the Day Noveling Photo Friday Sewing Sisterly Love Sweet Dreams The Chicken Ladies the end Tonsils We like to Move It Move It Wonderment