My girls fight more often than not these days, so I was happy to see them join together this week for something very important to them. A quest to buy new music. They’d been working on a plan of pooling their money and selecting songs they both agreed on from iTunes, and it was hard work. When Reagan got an Amazon gift card for her birthday (thanks Aunt Lisa, Uncle Dustin, and Lucas), I suggested that they use it for their music.
Side note: how awesome is it that a lot of songs are cheaper on Amazon MP3 and still import into iTunes and on to iPods? Jenny was very happy that they were able to buy three more songs because they saved money by buying from Amazon. Though she initially acted like that was the stupidest idea ever. She did actually thank me for the idea later and admitted it was a good one, which rarely happens with always-right Jenny.
Anyway, they worked hard on their list of music, working and reworking it and checking the math to be sure they had enough money for all the songs they wanted. Jenny had it all written out in her journal.
So we got to work ordering the songs. Even though on some songs we made comments like “Really? You actually like that?” we bought everything they had picked out. Up until the last year, we’ve generally only bought music for them that we like too, so it’s been a definite shift recently towards them having their own (sometimes bad) taste in music and spending a lot of time listening to music. Jenny always has her headphones in while she’s reading. And she was excited about getting up at 5:30 for school this morning so she’d have more time to listen to her new music!
Look at the two of them together working on this. They were actually being nice to each other. I love how the music brought them together. Even though there were a few songs they disagreed on and bought with their combined money anyway (Avril Lavigne’s Sk8r Boi for Reagan and stuff I’ve never heard of from the Breaking Dawn soundtrack for Jenny). Brinkley was so excited about it that he decided to get out of bed way after he should have been asleep, but much to his disappointment they weren’t even playing his favorite song, Party Rock Anthem.
(Unrelated, if you’re wondering what’s happening on the walls behind them, they were on the computer in my husband’s office and he has his notes for the book he’s working on pinned to the wall.)
My girls are home from school for the summer, and they’re already spreading the joy in the house by fighting all the time. They were fighting all the time before school finished, too, but they weren’t home all day, so it didn’t seem as bad. Fortunately I’m not home all day either to listen to it, but I know it’s terrible. Didn’t they look like loving sisters in this picture I took before Jenny’s graduation last week?
I did a Wordless Wednesday post a few months ago that include some of my favorite pictures that I think showed their sisterly love for each other. So I thought I’d try again. I expect to see some of this sort of fun this summer (they like to have fun with Photo Booth):
But I’m also hoping they’ll have some of these moments:
Look at these little girls! Weren’t they so cute and loving?
This clearly all occurred before Reagan wrote this wonderful post last summer, which I’m copying here for fun:
Jenny lives in evil town on a street called mean street. All her furniture says evil. And all her pictures are of evil scientists. And on her door is a sign that says friends only and all of them are mean too and live on the same street. The end. Good night America! That is the end of my tale .
I’ve been worried lately that I focus too much on Brinky on this blog and not enough on those other kids of mine. Not that any of them are reading this blog and comparing. So this week’s Wordless Wednesday post is featuring some of my favorite pictures of my two girls. No Brinky in sight (though he is in my lap making it difficult for me to write this post).
Whether or not these two admit it (they don’t), they love each other, and I love it when they’re caught on film showing that love. I hope they’re best friends forever.Read More
Jenny lives in evil town on a street called mean street. All her furniture says evil. And all her pictures are of evil scientists. And on her door is a sign that says friends only and all of them are mean too and live on the same street. The end. Good night America! That is the end of my tale .Read More
- not nice
- in charge
- doesn’t like it when I say heck
- doesn’t laugh
- doesn’t like anything
- doesn’t like me
- never nice
- never nice to me
- don’t like it when I hold brinkley
- blah blah is her
- she mean