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what our kids are reading now

  • The adventures of Samuarai Jack has been great fun to read. The series is about, an evil shape-shifter named Aku from the distant past that has brought destruction upon the land. Jack is a heroic warrior in a quest to return to the past and undo the evil wrought by Aku. ~ d

  • Dillon has been loving “The Monster Show” for weeks. It is a cute “tell all” about monsters... did you know that monsters feel silly only wearing underpants? Little D (3) now reads it back to me and it is the cutest thing ever. ~d

  • This is a great little series of books about trucks, fire engines, digger and other machines. Dillon reads these over and over again. The have cute illustrations, bright colors and they are about machines — what little boy wouldn't like! ~d


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Cheryl Arkison

I can't confirm that they still exist, but when I was in New Orleans 9 years ago they had drive-thru dacquiri places. Yup, and they put a tiny piece of tape over the straw to say they weren't serving open liquor.


We go to a San Rafael Pre-School that has a drive-up drop off for your kids. Totally awesome. You drive up, the teacher (or you) opens the mini-van door, the kids hop out and go into the school, you sign the book and you're out. Perfect for me this year with two in pre-school and a newborn (whew!). Montessori School of Central Marin. We love it and our son now entering kindergarten is VERY well prepared-yay!


I've heard moms call the take out restaurant when they are in front of it and have the service people bring the order to the front door or your car so you don't have to get out (of course you should have the exact change for your order or have already paid by credit card).
Good luck finding drive- thus in Marin.


Oh man, I second you on this. When I first had my son I brought my mom along for errands so she could stay in the car and I wouldn't have to lug the infant carrier in and out of stores after a C-section. Amen for drive throughs.

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