Category Archives: Kid Stuff

What’s Great About Eight

Back in December, a little town in Connecticut faced an unimaginable horror when a man entered an elementary school and began shooting. That night parents across the country hugged their kids a little tighter and lingered in bedroom doorways just … Continue reading

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A Lesson in Politeness

Parenting involves teaching children what they can and can’t do in polite society. Of course, these lessons happen in the context of real life, often causing quite a bit of embarrassment on the part of the parents. Take, for example, the lesson … Continue reading

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Summer Fun: Done

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We actually finished our month of Summer Fun last week, but I have put off writing about it until today for various reasons, the most important of which is sheer exhaustion. It was, after all, a busy month! For the … Continue reading

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Summer Fun: Day Nineteen

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With our Summer Fun project coming to a close, I decided to let Omelette choose the activity for the day. She chose candle-making. I’ve tried my hand at making candles with limited success. But Summer Fun has not been about … Continue reading

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Summer Fun: Days Seventeen and Eighteen

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We’re almost to the finish line! Tuesday’s activity was to write a story. I thought Omelette would have more enthusiasm for this activity, and initially she seemed excited. But when it came down to it, the story she wrote consisted … Continue reading

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Summer Fun: Day Sixteen

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I have to admit that I am looking forward to the end of the Summer Fun project I have undertaken. My job as activities director for a 7-year-old will soon come to an end. My parents will return from their vacation and … Continue reading

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Summer Fun: Days Fourteen and Fifteen

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Wrapping up the third week of Summer Fun involved some hunting — first for dinosaurs, then for treasure! Thursday was dinosaur day. I had in mind that we were going to make dinosaur skeletons from pasta, but we didn’t have enough … Continue reading

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Summer Fun: Days Twelve and Thirteen

I seem to be starting a trend by including two days in a single post. Such is my life at the moment. The days are running into each other, and there is nothing I can do to stop this. I … Continue reading

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Summer Fun: Days Ten and Eleven

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I’m combining two days into one here because I’ve been so busy having so much fun that I didn’t get a chance to post until now. We went to the Science Museum on Friday, and by the time we got … Continue reading

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Summer Fun: Day Nine

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I would most certainly be lying to you if I said that all was fun and games at my house. If you are a regular reader of this blog, you already know that. So, it should come as no surprise … Continue reading

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