Have I mentioned how awesome Oliver's daycare lady is? Well, Miss Donna is AWESOME. I knew she was The One when she said, "If the bigger kids are going to fingerpaint, then so is Oliver." She's very crafty, appreciates input (we gave her the new They Might Be Giants cd/dvd, Here Come the ABCs for Valentines Day and though she hates that the songs get wedged in her head, she appreciates the new material), and is great with giving her own input. So of course I was thrilled when this came home with Oliver one day. His first macaroni art. I'm sure you can see how perfectly he captures the conflict of old and new ideas in post-Communist Germany while still bringing whimsy and fun to such a culture clash. Needless to say, I'm looking forward to my first macaroni bracelet.
"Oh well, fiddle-dee-dee!" is my way of shaking off A Mood. It's so dorky, you can't help but feel a little better saying it while dramatically shrugging your shoulders and tossing your hand. (I'm not usually this sacharine-sweet.)