Really organized parents even complete the winter idyll with thermoses of hot chocolate and tiny marshmallows. Four year olds, high school students, parents and teachers are all grateful for the outdoor activity and cheer each other on, whether they’re scoring goals or hesitantly letting go of the chair back.
We, and several hundred of our closest friends, decided to take in the sunset from the Bass Harbor Head Light. Here’s where our patience really paid off: We hit major traffic about a mile from the lighthouse, and realized that the tiny parking lot was completely full.
But no matter how she occupies herself (and she is, I have to say, very very patient), she often intones that same old refrain: “I’m boooooored. That was booooooring.”
And to that I say, that’s fine.
Hello from North Haven! Somehow it’s been a REALLY long time since I last wrote. Let’s see…Penrose turned 4, my entire house got norovirus just in time for opening night of my spring show, and both of our apple trees are in bloom for the first time ever! I want to wrap up the review […]
Hello from North Haven! It actually FEELS like spring, finally! So we’ve been outside a lot more, and watching a lot less PBS Kids lately, which is great! It also means that tick checks have started up again, during which my darling, precious, dainty daughter “tooted” directly in my face and then laughed so hard […]
In addition to the friendly, familiar animal characters, the show goes out of its way to address tough issues, such as natural disasters. It also won me over completely with an episode featuring the Bang On a Can All Stars, a contemporary music ensemble whom I never expected to see on an animated kids’ show.
The image of these two hell-gophers was enough to make me never want to watch this show, but Penrose wanted to check it out. My first impressions were correct.
And so, since I am being subjected to the deep cuts from the PBS Kids archives, I thought I would share my findings with you, dear readers, so you might be spared some pain, or be introduced to a new show that is reasonably tolerable.
Hello from North Haven! Despite early March’s best efforts, spring seems to be in progress! The mud is deepening, the robins are flocking, and pussywillows glisten by the side of the road. With spring comes spring cleaning. When the weather truly warms up, I’ll be packing away Penrose’s snow things in hopes they’ll still fit […]
We quickly realized that Gorham wasn’t going to be the easy walk we had pictured, but as Penrose fearlessly navigated granite scrambles and icy obstacles, we decided to keep going.