Wednesday, October 1, 2014


Our master plan of outsourcing our parenting of Ellie to Margaret is coming nearer and nearer to fruition.  I originally imagined it as a reading system -- Margaret would learn to read, and then would delight in reading her younger sister the eleventy billion renditions of The Very Hungry Caterpillar that Ellie's soul craves.  It seemed like a dream come true.

And that has happened somewhat.  Margaret will read Ellie a bedtime story, but usually only with our help, which means that the labor-saving aspect of this system really hasn't kicked in.

But this weekend, we saw a new side of the arrangement, and I'm hooked.

I mean, there's the slight problem that she can't steer it effectively (or at all) and she sees no reason to avoid obstacles anyway, and she doesn't have a lot of sense that a breakable Ellie is in the front, but it's a good step, right?

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