It’s not quite the end of the year, but I’m closing the category. 2013 was the year of potty training, a year when poop had to leave the comfy confines of the disposable diaper and make its way out there in the world. And what a way it was. We started potty training C a […]Read More So long 2013, thanks for all the poop!
I’d been anticipating parent teacher conferences since the beginning of the year, but somehow I got it wrong straight from the beginning. On Tuesday, a letter came home in the folder, letting us know that we could schedule a conference for Thursday. There were two time slots, 1-3 and 4-6, or something like that. I […]Read More Sitting in the little chair: First parent teacher conference
When C started school this year, his teacher asked parents to get backpacks that would fit an 8.5 x 11 folder. On the first day of school, all the kids showed up wearing backpacks that were almost as big as they were. There were Avengers backpacks, Doc McStuffins backpacks, Elmo backpacks, backpacks that screamed girly […]Read More what lies inside the folder
My son started pre-school this week, and as he walked in the door on his first day, I tried to hold back all my fears and hesitations. Kids start school. Kids start school all the time. It’s part of the American way. You hit a certain age, and then school is your life, for the […]Read More Pre-school week one and the next twenty years