(This is part of the Slice of Life Project)
My wife and middle child have been soaking in the sun and fun in Florida for the past five days, taking in Red Sox games and Disney, while I have been battling a chest cold and trying to keep the older and younger kids amused and engaged. The kids have been mostly wonderful (although last night, the little one was chewing on an M&M and purposely spit the chocolate goo from his moutn onto the white futon cover of the couch, causing me to lose my cool for a short time. He wisely played quietly with his trains while I pounded around the house, fuming, and wrestled with the futon to get the cover off and the stain remover on.)
This weekend, the three amigos went to a local Butterfly Museum and I return with this audio-visual Slice of Life report, told in part by my three-year-old son and pictures from our visit. (A quick disclaimer: in one picture, the narration talks about a Monarch butterfly, when in fact, it is an Owl butterfly in the video. Somehow, I jumbled pics in the editing process. My older son corrected me on that one, quite firmly.)
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If you can’t see the video, you can listen to the podcast version (although the video is mostly in sync with itself)
Listen to me and my son talking.
Peace (while floating on the air),
Awesome field trip! Thanks for sharing.
WOW… Warmth, Disney, Fun! You are a lucky man. Have a great time!
How cute is that?! I have a grandson this age who lives in Kentucky. I sure miss him, especially after hearing this.
The video didn’t work for me, but I thoroughly enjoyed listening.
I wish I were there.
But no, I am here, at home.
They left me behind!
You need to have Flash installed to view videos on blogs, I think.
But glad now that I put up the podcast, too.
Cute voice, eh?
Neat hearing you and your son.
Okay, it’s 10:08 PM and I just got on to my lifeline(wireless) and I watched and listened to your family field trip here over the Med. Sea. A wonderful view into your family life. So cool.
I wish there was a butterfly museum here! Looks like a lot of fun.
I love it! Granted, I am the “crazy butterfly lady” (and monarchs are my specialty), but this was adorable. Thanks for a great slice!
Your boys are going to have a treasure trove of fantastic childhood memories retold in so many wonderful ways.
Do you really have a white futon cover?!?
The futon cover is white, with colored strips. Yes. Maybe not the best choice for a house with kids, but we wanted to lighten up the room.
I didn’t see a link to the video, but I loved listening to you and your son talk about the butterfly place!