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A little bit too late

Ryan: Daaaaaaddy, I want to save the animal cookie for later.

Wesley: Oh, okay, where is it?

Ryan: In my mouth.

The things you can do when you're twenty-one

Ryan: I'm going to be 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21

Wesley: Oh wow!

Ryan: . . . and then I can drink coffee!

Generation Gap

A little snippet of conversation from today:

(Wesley turns the radio on in the car)

Ryan: (from the backseat) It's a . . .  it's a podcast!

There Is a Bird On Your Head!

My son loves There Is a Bird On Your Head!. He knows the book well, and used to read it in fairly orthodox fashion.

Recently though, he's started intentionally reading it incorrectly.

aychty one

Ryan and I were walking down the street the other day near this sign, and he started pointing at it and saying, "ayhsty one"

It took me about 15 seconds to realize that he was saying "H-ty one", analogous to "four-ty one", "six-ty one", etc

You monkeys you

Water Transfer Printing

Lazy Parenting #2

I've heard Ryan use the word "because" a few times this past week, like: "[the colander is] empty [of] noodles because mommy ate them" and "isss cold because you put it in ruhfrigrator."

Teaching him how to ask "what's this?" seemed to work out quite successfully. Now that he knows what "because" means, I'm super excited to encourage him to start up a never-ending, incessant stream of "why"s.

Individualized schooling

The Economist has a review of G is for Genes: The Impact of Genetics on Education and Achievement by Kathryn Asbury and Robert Plomin.

Tribal Leadership (Dave Logan, John King, Halee Fischer-Wright)

I heard about the book Tribal Leadership: Leveraging Natural Groups to Build a Thriving Organization from a podcast interview.  This is my review/summary/synopsis/notes, taken as I read the book.

Part I: The Tribal Leadership System

Chapter 1: Corporate Tribes

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