My homework has become a bit of drudgery lately, but there is one thing that brightens my study time.

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Gem (23 months old today) started drawing smiley faces.


I find them all throughout my notes.

We got her a journal of her very own, and she does love to color in that as well.

So many smiles.

smiley faces

But she really loves to draw in Mama’s notebook.

She also tries to mimic my writing; she scribbles right over the top of it.

blackout poetry

Or maybe she’s creating blackout poetry.

She’s helpful too. Here she went and crossed off all the items on my to do list.

to do list

If it’s already crossed off the list, do I still have to do it?


Judy Schwartz Haley


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