I decided to participate in the Yarn Along I've read about on several blogs. You can be a part, too. Stop by Small Things to read about it.
Still working on the longies. This photo was taken around lunch time - the best light was already gone. Anyway. As of now, the longies are all knitted up. I still need to sew up the crotch and weave in all my ends. And make the drawstring. And sew down the waistband. Ack. Okay, so they aren't exactly done. Hopefully I'll get them done tonight or tomorrow morning and take pictures of the Beast in them.
I've finally finished the Pink Carnation books (though the next is due out later this month! Squee!) so these are my new library acquisitions. The one is called Grave Goods by Ariana Franklin. I saw it at Borders and it sounded interesting so I thought I'd give it a shot (even though it is a mystery). The other book is called Wild Things: The Art of Nurturing Boys by Stephen James and David Thomas. I've only just started it.
Do any of you have suggestions for parenting books? Specifically about boys? I'm out of ideas regarding my oldest son. He's eight (the lower end of eight) and he has the attitude of a cranky teenager. Nothing we do seems to help. We've tried everything we can think of. Our family is full of tension over this.. change.. he's going through. We don't know how to cope or how to help him. Anyone out there with boys ever experience something like this? He's angry and argumentative and mean to his little brother and never seems to think before he acts or speaks. I've heard there is a seven year change and a nine year change (though generally closer to ten in boys). This eight year thing doesn't seem to be mirroring those. I'm just.. ugh.. lost.
And here, in one picture, is why my family will never manage to be 100% Waldorf (and I'm okay with that):