We've had a resurgence of interest in the typewriter since school has let out. Even Daphne has joined in to bang away at the keys.
I had put it away for several months, but brought it out and set it up again on Maia's homework desk with a fresh ribbon. Now I hear the girls click clacking away on it at least once a day.
It's still as much gibberish as anything else, but I'm trying something new to see if I can elicit something more (for more low-key, summertime writing practice). I just typed a question at the top of the page when the kids weren't around and am hoping that Maia will answer it the next time she sits down to type. Perhaps we can go back and forth a bit...
By the way, this is the sign currently taped to Maia's door: "No crying toddlers allowed." She's usually great about including Daphne in her play, even when she has a friend over, but I guess she got fed up with Daphne's crying at one point.
Too bad Daphne can't read the sign. :)
Unrelated: I just realized that my vertical photos show up horizontally on my iPad. Ack! I never realized that until now and am feeling embarrassed about it. Do my photos show up oriented the wrong way on your computers (other than iPads)? I'm not sure if this is a Typepad issue or my own photo processing or what, but I will probably try to stick to horizontal photos until I get it figured out. (And if you have any tips for me, please share!)