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April 22 - Poetry for Prizes

HYPOTHESIS: Poetry recitation is a memory challenge young kids can accomplish if they try hard

PROCEDURE: we kept working on La Di Da Di this morning... Last time, Lyric opted out, but this time I focused on him, trying to get him to learn the "hypnotize" singing verse. We sang it together a bunch, and then:


For Zephyr, since tomorrow is Passover at my Grandma's house, we went over the first of the four questions. This is probably his last year doing it (as next year Lyric, as the youngest, gets the call) so I thought it'd be pretty cool if this year Z just pushed aside the transliteration and was like "nah". But learning a poem in another language is hard! I remember the festival of pain that was me trying to memorize my haftorah. Ugh. However, Zephyr stepped up to the challenge.

For prizes this time I gave them some old Power Lord action figures I had... Two really cool ones, Disguyzor and Drrench. I'm a little tempted to see what they're going for on eBay, but I strongly believe if you're collecting toys and you don't give them to your children when they're old enough to play with them, you're doing it wrong.

 The cool thing about these guys is that they really feel alien. I think they were designed by Wayne Barlow, but I'm not sure.

The cool thing about these guys is that they really feel alien. I think they were designed by Wayne Barlow, but I'm not sure.

RESULTS: pretty smashing success! Maybe we'll film La Di Da Di next week instead of our Spring Break romp...