Goofy topics

Disgust As A Weapon

By Ellis June 19, 2011 In my run-up to Harry Potter Finale, I am re-reading the books and watching the films (while attired in my tiara and waving both my wands), AND — hang in there…I’ll make the connection in just three, two, ……. I find myself constantly amazed at J.K.’s ability to work boogers..

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Green Is The New Black

by Jenn Archuleta “It’s green.” “Green?” “Green. But it looks really good!” “It’s green.” “Yeah, but don’t worry, I can fix it.”

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Essential Skills Videos

On May 10th, 2011, posted in: Goofy topics by 1 Comment

Here are two new videos illustrating key skills to teach nieces and nephews. The proper way to peel a banana And How to kick a rock off a trail.

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Magic Paper Bag

On May 6th, 2011, posted in: Goofy topics by 1 Comment

In this video the nieces team up to demonstrate a technique from the book Uncle! The Definitive Guide for Becoming the World’s Greatest Aunt or Uncle.

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Tracing Paper

On April 15th, 2011, posted in: Goofy topics by 0 Comment

Do you remember tracing paper? Uncle Aunt Niece Nephew Uncle book auntsanduncles Your nephew doesn’t remember tracing paper, because he’s never seen it. Tracing paper is really fun stuff. If you don’t have any tracing paper lying around, go to the place where you keep your jumbles of wrapping paper.  There’s possibly some tissue..

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Your Own Video Festival

On April 11th, 2011, posted in: Goofy topics by 1 Comment

It’s a holiday, and the cousins are assembled around a couple of computers. They have their own video festival going on. “Okay, okay, look at this one,” says Audrey and she opens up a two-minute YouTube video of a cat dancing around. Her cousin Irish counters with an internet video she knows about a happy..

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Catch them doing things right

On April 1st, 2011, posted in: Goofy topics, Serious topics by 1 Comment

April 1, 2011 There are two ways to make an impression on a kid about her actions and performance. One—point out everything she is doing wrong. Two—catch her doing things right. Which one do you want a kid to remember, to have imprinted on her young, indelible mind? What she is doing wrong, or what..

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Listen to Their Sports Stories

On March 31st, 2011, posted in: Goofy topics, Serious topics by 0 Comment

You have all kinds of stories from your youth that you could tell your nieces and nephews. Save them for another time. When your siblings’ kids want to tell you about their present-day sports endeavors, just listen. You could, of course, counter their stories about your days as a competitive swimmer, or regale them about..

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Uncle has an IPad

On March 19th, 2011, posted in: Goofy topics, Serious topics by 2 Comments

IPad is uncle’s new best friend.   Neva has a brand new little brother. And she just loves him. Oren is less than two weeks old, no longer as wrinkled as a raisin, but not yet as smooth as an ironed shirt, either. Neva thinks that Oren is terrific. She rocks his little car seat..

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