This week's theme was independence. I took this picture of Kid Starfish at Cold Stone Creamery today. It represents independence in two ways. 1: We've been out of school on snow days (I'm a teacher and Kid Starfish attends kindergarten at the same school) ALL WEEK. We've had the independence to decide what we want to do every day, all day. Today we chose eating ice cream at 4:00 in the afternoon. In pajamas. 2: We left the baby behind on this outing and Kid Starfish had independence like he did before baby brother came along. Not having to be quiet for napping or wait his turn for my attention. All in all, a great afternoon.