So there's that.
Not a total non sequitur: she is VERY particular about her books. Her two favorites, by far, are Bear Snores On and Big Red Barn. Anything else may or may not acceptable on any given night. She'll grab my arm and pull it in if she deigns to listen, but will either push away or, best, take the book and toss it if deemed unworthy. I'm not trying to encourage this but... funny. She's also quite particular about sitting square on my lap - I'm wondering how to sign and read at the same time as I hold the book, and her? Not that I could even remotely translate, but I could probably hit a few of the major nouns: Bear. Sheep. Cow. Mouse. Moon. I've been signing 'cat' for eons but she thinks it's a finger wave, because she won't turn around to look at me whilst the books are open, so I end up signing it in front of her.
Also, the Bear book involves a badger and a mole - when else will those signs come in handy? How do you explain the difference between rodents to a 2 year old? And? There's a slight chance she thinks the Bear is a dog. Huh.
Complete non sequitur: Genes Day was approved! Though with any luck I will be drinking mimosas with my family on 3/21 instead of working (spring break). The coward in me is a little relieved I'll miss the fuss - or, to be precise, the sure-to-be emotional turmoil of wondering why various people were too
Who are we raising money for again?
The chances of anyone answering this in even a remotely politically correct/people first way are microscopic. I do have some fabulous one liners ready but they are so devastating in nature I'd surely be immediately terminated for gross insubordination (Kidding! Mostly.). But still - a step forward. Cheers!