Isaiah tried a new event at track practice today. The long jump. He jumped 18 feet his very first jump. He also landed so hard that his glasses came off his face and he rolled over on them and broke them in half.
Per insurance rules, he qualifies for new glasses and frames in early August. It's a good thing we kept the old ones.
His inagural long jump was farther than anyone else on his team has jumped. He will compete in the long jump tomorrow night for the first time. His coach is sure he will qualify for the district track meet in the long jump. He has already qualified in the 100 meter dash, the 200 meter dash, and the 4x100 meter relay.
For now, the 400 meter run is on hold.
When I got home from picking up Isaiah at track and dropping him off at soccer, I found Esther-Faith spreading her tea set out on a blanket on the floor. I asked if she was having a picnic, and could I please join. "No," was her answer. "Chris and I are celebrating our love."
Isaac looked at me and rolled his eyes.
Other six-year-old girls love Disney princesses, fairies, and other girly things. Esther-Faith loves to explore with her magnifying glass in the back yard, imagines she is a wildlife explorer in Africa, and paints pictures of animals and other creatures.
I guess she likes girly things sometimes--since she is celebrating her imaginary love with a television personality who is older than her dad by having a tea-party picnic.
Chris is the older half of Chris and Martin Kratt from the Kratt Brothers show on PBS. Esther-Faith loves PBS. More than any other media. She will choose PBS over movies, video games, angry birds, and any other form of digital entertainment. She even prefers PBS news to other news programs. The Kratt Brothers, Fetch, and Word Girl (in that order) are her current favorite PBS shows.
I don't know why she likes Chris these days. Or how a picnic on a red blanket in my living room helps them celebrate their love. But I do know this: Tim is putting a stop to it immediately.
When she was finished with her picnic, Esther-Faith wanted to help with chores. In this case, to feed the dog. Instead of food, she fed the dog a whole bowl of treats.
Tonight will be interesting.
I might put Angel's crate in Esther-Faith's room for tonight.
Not that it matters, Esther-Faith is usually in my bedroom by 5 a.m. asking to watch PBS
(The Kratt Brothers are on at six.)
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