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February 28, 2012



I don't think I've ever seen canned squash except for pumpkin. I'm intrigued by the apple in that recipe, though. Obviously, it all goes wrong at "bacon."

Ages ago, Paul and I were playing hangman and I gave him "QI," the energy flow through the body, pronounced chi. Paul missed it and got really mad and said it wasn't a word. So the next word I gave him was "QITER," pronounced chi-ter. We don't play hangman anymore. He's a sore loser.

Liz S

I used to have to do that with my older son- "Don't brush your teeth before bed! We absolutely don't want that to happen!" My husband would get all concerned that he wasn't going to know right from wrong. Whatever, it was fun and it worked. My sister and I also used to also tell him "bad morning" instead of good night.

The recipe looks great, but I too am a lone squash lover in the family- actually, I guess Keegan will eat it. Maybe we should try it.


I do that all the time too - "When we're at Grandma's house, make sure to burp really loudly at the table...." It's hilarious how much kids like that game.

Would you like me to teach you to play chess? That way you don't have to back down from your declaration to not let A teach you. :)


we play a similar game thanks to a song "I Think I'm a Bunny" (you're not a bunny, you're a monster, monster, MONSTER - ok done cyber-singing!). I think the silliness helps the rules stick!


It's been awhile since I've read your blog, so I thought I'd check in. And I am totally stealing your game for what you should/should not do... telling my 3 girls (now 8, 3, and 1) what TO do is just not getting through to them. Kudos to you for letting humor win the day.


I never learned to play chess either, despite being a math-y person. Glad to know I'm not alone. I want to be able to play with my kids, too, so it's time to learn! That no-stress chess game looks like just the thing!

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