(No relation to the post. Just Ian and his friend J. proving that boys will be boys.)
Some Links for You-All Everybody:
From I Take Joy: First-Time Obedience, Really? Sally Clarkson describes my true north in parenting. There's no magic formula, people! Note: I love everything I've read from the Clarksons (Educating The WholeHearted Child, Heartfelt Discipline, The Ministry of Motherhood) (HT for this link: Holy Experience)
Is your local Borders closing? One of my favorite authors writes about Why Bricks and Mortar Still Matter.
Simple Mom has an assignment for us and it concerns working on our family purpose statement. We actually made some progress this weekend; thanks to Tsh for the kick in the pants.
OK! Now, on to our QUIZ.
I mentioned a few weeks back that my excellent brother Paul and his beautiful wife Betty are expecting their first child. Now it turns out that this baby is of the girl-child persuasion. And when you have four siblings, plus nieces and a nephew, as Paul does, you're going to get some suggestions.
Caroline, age 5, thinks her cousin should definitely, no question about it, be named Ruby.
I chipped in with two suggestions. See if you can guess them!
(Longtime blog readers may have an unfair advantage here. Blood relatives may not play.)
1. Suggestion #1 is the name of the heroine of what I (and Kate DiCamillo!) deem to be the greatest children's novel ever written.
2. Suggestion #2 is the name of an actress who plays leading lady (and fugitive from justice) in what I deem, in my vastly informed judgment, to be the greatest TV show ever written. Baby's parents loved the show too (but that's not why they should use the name).
Think you know the answers? Hazard your guess in the comments!
Oh, and you can kick in your own suggestions as well. Aren't we all a helpful bunch?!