Dumplin’

I finally got around to watching this movie on Netflix. I have wanted to read the book and its sequels for a long time, but I decided to get to the movie while I was thinking about it.

I thought the movie was done very well. It was about a former beauty queen’s daughter and her relationship with her family. I still want to read the series of books, assuming that the books are better than the movie.

Are you in the mailbox?

We have a P.O. Box and sometimes getting there is a challenge, depending on the weekly schedule. Last week, the family stepped up and offered to get it. Thank you so so much!

Unfortunately, the box number isn’t written on the key, and she had a little trouble remembering which box it was. Also, she wasn’t sure where it was located in the post office. I got a phone call, asking for directions. My response, “OK, are you in the mailbox?” No. No she wasn’t, but she was at the post office, which is what I meant. At least I got a giggle of the visual on that one.

Children, Stubborn Kids, and Baby Boys and girls who refuse to give up their diapers. The Funniest Dinosaurs Book for Children 3-5 years-old. by Melissa Winn

Dino, The Potty Star: Potty Training Older Children, Stubborn Kids, and Baby Boys and girls who refuse to give up their diapers. The Funniest Dinosaurs Book for Children 3-5 years-old.

Dino, The Potty Star: Potty Training Older Children, Stubborn Kids, and Baby Boys and girls who refuse to give up their diapers. The Funniest Dinosaurs Book for Children 3-5 years-old. by Melissa Winn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I would have given this a higher rating, but the font of the title makes it look like “Dotty Star.” It took me a minute to figure out what the book was about.

I think this is a great book for those stubborn potty trainers. It explains a little more than other books geared toward younger kids.

Good luck to those parents who have kids who need this book!

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A third of the bed

Molly has figured out that she’s allowed in my room. The cats tell her otherwise, but she’s finally learned to ignore them sometimes.

Sometimes, she decides that she will be sleeping in my room, which is fine. She’s not that big and only takes up a third of the bed at the most.

Unfortunately, most of the time the third of the bed she chooses is the bottom third. I’m not very tall, but this does make it difficult to find a spot for my feet and legs.

It’s still a work in progress, but we’re getting there.

The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles

The Paris Library

The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this book, but it’s always hard to read about World War 2.

I had no idea that there was an American library in Paris until this book. It has recently hit its 100th anniversary. It’s amazing that these strong librarians did so much to protect the library and to provide books to its subscribers.

It’s definitely worth reading, but I don’t foresee myself reading it more than once.

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