Other reasons it's great to be home:
1. A batch of chocolate covered banana-sicles made up with an enthusiastic Bean this morning.
2. A batch of chocolate chip cookies, also made with Bean's help, for our new neighbors one street over with a son Bean's age.
3. The discovery of an ENORMOUS, 3-inch long, disgusting grub in our compost pile this morning. Very exciting and totally gross!
4. The discovery that Bean, quite suddenly, knows how to draw scary monsters with her colored pencils. This thrills me. Though I do wonder where the drawings of blood come from. "'Cause monsters have blood, Mom!" she tells me as if I'm an idiot. Still, I can't help but wonder if my Bean has dark, Goth chick leanings already...
5. Oh, and the disappearance of our USB cable so that I can't post a single damn picture of any of this.