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Update: Added Paris meetup on Sept 17. Also, almost forgot: opensource.com is planning to feature Emacs articles in October. If you would like to contribute, please contact Seth Kenlon ([email protected]).

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Weekly review: Week ending August 23, 2019

  • Kaizen
    • I sorted A-‘s old clothes by size and season.
  • Us
    • I filled in the jury questionnaire.
  • Gross motor
    • We spent the morning at a playground. Since A- seems to be well on track for literacy, it makes sense to focus on physical literacy too. Mens sana in corpore sano and all that. She had lots of fun climbing posts and sliding down the banana slide.
  • Fine motor
    • A- imitated me as I signed the alphabet, and she asked me to do it again.
    • A- liked using double-sided tape. It might be a handy way to stick things together, if I help her peel it off.
  • Sensory
    • We checked out Chelsea Playground. The sandbox has shade, water, and two counters for pretend. A- had fun playing with sand and mud. Worth the walk!
    • A- wanted to go swimming today. We got to the pool two hours before the preschool swim time. She found it to be a bit too cool to play outside with her summer clothes, so she chose to wait inside and read my phone copies of the books I made for her. When the pool opened, A- had fun experimenting with turning around, jumping, and floating on her back.
  • Language
    • I put some magnet letters on the fridge, and it turns out that A- can read the word “cat” and “top.” I asked her, “Are you learning to read?” She said, “No. I know how to read. My Mama reads books to me.”
    • A- read the following words using fridge magnets: cat, hat, sat, mat
    • W- on how to eat watermelon: “What some people do is they eat down to the part that has seeds and then they take it out.”
      A-: “I don’t want to do that. I have a different temperament. Different people have different temperaments.”
  • Art
    • I cut squares and equilateral triangles for A-. She decided to make them into houses for Duplo minifigures, and she asked me to add a chimney and a window.
  • Self-care and independence
    • At the playground, A- was able to independently get water from the fountain and carry it back to the sandbox. She did that several times. She liked looking for J- and sliding down with her, although she got jealous of my attention when she was got tired.
    • A-‘s mosquito bites bothered her. She asked me to look up what to do about them. We put on hydrocortisone, and we also tried an ice pack.
  • Eating
    • I made a watermelon sorbet. A- said, “My tongue likes cold things.”
  • Social
    • A- asked J- for a little A- time, and tried teaching J- how to spin around.
    • A- needed to be picked up and carried yesterday, and I didn’t have the energy to do so. Fortunately, W- stepped in.
    • We went to the IRC EarlyON parents’ potluck at the park. A- played pretend with other kids at the playground.
    • “I’m busy playing with other kids.” A- spent much of the afternoon playing with another kid around her age. She imitated how he climbed and jumped, and they took turns filling a bucket with sand.
  • World
    • We hooked up a button to the deposit module and A- played with it a bit. The gears have a tendency to go out of alignment.
    • I made a cardboard ball maze. It didn’t work very well, but it was able to demonstrate the idea.
    • I showed A- the rubber band game that Lola played when she was a kid.
  • Oops
    • Oops, I may have left the freezer ajar again (or at least someone did). We’ve made A- in charge of checking if I’ve closed it properly.
    • I dropped my keys while helping A- change out of her swimsuit. I recovered them from the lifeguard.
    • I was so worried about getting the bicycle and trailer down to the sidewalk without turning over the trailer that I left the shed wide open with my keys still in the lock. W- had to drive them over. I need to practise looking behind me even when I’m distracted.

Blog posts

Time

Category The other week % Last week % Diff % h/wk Diff h/wk
Discretionary – Productive 0.3 3.3 3.0 5.6 5.1
Sleep 28.8 31.1 2.3 52.2 3.9
Unpaid work 0.8 2.7 1.9 4.5 3.2
Business 0.0 1.5 1.5 2.5 2.5
Discretionary – Play 0.0 1.2 1.2 2.0 2.0
Discretionary – Family 1.0 1.0 0.0 1.6 0.0
Personal 3.1 3.0 -0.0 5.1 -0.1
A- 57.5 56.3 -1.2 94.6 -2.0
Discretionary – Social 8.7 0.0 -8.7 0.0 -14.5

Weekly review: Week ending August 16, 2019

  • Us
    • NAIA Terminal 1 had pretty short lines, so we got through security and immigration in 25 minutes.
    • I finally got to watch Captain Marvel and Avengers: Endgame on the plane.
  • Gross motor
    • A- worked hard on climbing a playground climbing structure. She also had fun sliding down a pole.
  • Fine motor
    • A- put several Duplo plates together and connected them with other pieces.
  • Sensory
    • “The water is so cold. So cold!” Despite the chill, A- waded in and out of the water many times.
  • Language
    • Someone asked me how our flight went. A- said, “Apparently we have a baby who doesn’t sleep much on airplanes.”
    • W- brought down a cardboard creation from the shelf so that we could reuse the material. A- said, “Oh, that’s the automaton!”
    • This week, A- began frequently saying things like “I’m so funny” and “That’s so funny.”
  • Art
    • A- likes disassembling pens so that she can glue the parts to cardboard.
    • A- and I talked about the balance between making random things out of cardboard and making planned things, since working on specific projects often involves my asking her to wait for me or not use a piece I’ve been working on. Following up on our conversation, we tried a crafting session where I focused on cutting squares and rectangles for A- to use however she liked. I’m totally okay with loose parts and process-oriented art, so this is cool.
  • Self-care and independence
    • A- picked her nose so much that it bled. We both have slight sniffles.
    • While we cooked, A- played with cardboard, skewers, and white glue on the kitchen floor.
  • Eating
    • W- splurged on grass-fed steak and I cooked cauliflower. Turned out really yummy, and even a small portion of it was satisfying. A- really liked the steak too.
  • Emotion
    • A- was overtired and frustrated, so she hit me a few times. I’ll look into gentle ways to handle situations like that.
  • Social
    • A-‘s cousin was a little grumpy and wanted to play on her own instead of with A-. A- said, “You don’t want to play with me. What can I do to make you feel better?”
    • “Ow, that hurt!” “I don’t want to say sorry! I’m too little.”
    • When A- got home, she said, “Hello, Luke. You’re such a sweet cat. Hello, Neko. I missed you.”
  • Pretend
    • A- talked to J- about her day and pretended to write a journal entry.
    • A- pretended to be Kendra.
    • A- liked tumbling her shoes down the slide before coming down. I started pretending that I found shoes that looked remarkably like A-‘s. She found that really amusing and asked me to say that again, and we roleplayed it several times.
    • A- said to W- and me, “We’re having a family picture. Gather all up and I’ll take your picture. Chk chk chk chk. Here’s your picture!”
  • Cognition
    • A- made alternating patterns with Duplo, and we talked about different Duplo brick types.
  • World
    • I made a flap-based salt dispenser using part of an egg carton. A- liked using it.
    • I tried making a glue stick dispenser, but it wasn’t precise enough or worth the hassle.
    • “I want to make the thing that Daddy has.” A- made a compass using craft sticks and a pen, all by herself.
    • I finally figured out how to build that coin-operated dispenser we saw in the video. The mechanism isn’t perfectly reliable, but it works decently well. A- had a lot of fun demonstrating how the machine behaved with and without a coin.
    • A- was curious about how the pedal on the bathroom trashcan worked. We looked at the mechanism, and I built a simplified cardboard pedal trashcan that worked.
    • I started working on the coin-operated vending machine mechanism.
  • Other
    • “I’m playing with the dog. Turns out Kaya is not scary.” A- and G* had lots of fun throwing a ball to the chocolate Lab.
    • We got lots of sunshine at the park. I like the redesigned park. It was pretty neat to see most of the things I asked for at the community consultation!

Blog posts

Time

Category The other week % Last week % Diff % h/wk Diff h/wk
A- 55.0 57.5 2.5 96.6 4.2
Personal 0.8 3.1 2.3 5.1 3.8
Discretionary – Social 7.0 8.7 1.7 14.5 2.8
Unpaid work 0.0 0.8 0.8 1.3 1.3
Discretionary – Family 0.5 1.0 0.4 1.6 0.7
Business 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Discretionary – Play 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Discretionary – Productive 0.5 0.3 -0.2 0.5 -0.4
Sleep 36.1 28.8 -7.4 48.3 -12.4