Comments: More Quick Takes

Hope your date night was fabulous. You needed that, as I'm sure your sweet husband did also. :)

Posted by melissa at November 22, 2008 07:49 AM

Mmmm, that pumpkin pie sounds so good! Hope you had a great date night.

Posted by Jennifer (Conversion Diary) at November 23, 2008 04:45 PM

We always do an assortment of raw veges arranged on a large platter with some ranch dip. The kids love these and I almost never have leftovers from this. We do celery sticks, baby carrots, radishes, broccoli, cauliflower, and green peppers.

Posted by Jodi at November 23, 2008 10:19 PM

We always do an assortment of raw veggies arranged on a large platter with some ranch dip. The kids love these and I almost never have leftovers from this. We do celery sticks, baby carrots, radishes, broccoli, cauliflower, and green peppers.

Posted by Jodi at November 23, 2008 10:20 PM

#2 - This thing of killing the parents off was a joke with all of the childrens and young adult librarians. Sonya Sones then wrote a book playing on this reality - One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies.

I have to say I am happy to not be a YA librarian anymore in a lot of ways - a big one is because the books were often depressing.

Posted by Jennifer at November 24, 2008 01:28 PM

The date was great. Just what I needed!

Jennifer, these aren't depressing stories though. They are actually happy, whimsical stories about kids having the time to roam free and do all the things that kids want to do. They are really awesome stories, but an awful lot of them seem to involve a 1 parent family. The Penderwicks is the first of this type that I've read, where the mom actually dies in the book though.

Posted by Jordana at November 24, 2008 01:47 PM

once again, your kiddos crack me up. The Amazing Chuckle Bunny?? LOL!! i wish we lived close enough to meet in person, i think our kids would have a blast together. enjoy your little super heroes!

Posted by Tricia at December 1, 2008 09:39 PM

My 10 yr old daughter jokes that it is not a kids book unless a parent or sibling dies! She is creating a list of books that she has read that are "death-free"!

Posted by Susanne at December 2, 2008 01:09 PM