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Keeping up with the kids, and us parents too.

Last Build Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2011 00:52:29 +0000



Mon, 11 Apr 2011 00:52:29 +0000

Owen got home from DC on Friday evening, tired from travel, feeling a bit under the weather, and concerned about the possibility of a shutdown. We got up on Saturday to the news that the shutdown, at least, had been temporarily averted. Owen getting Will’s virus, on the other hand, may not have been. [...]


Sat, 09 Apr 2011 03:28:32 +0000

It’s a good sign your boy is feeling better when, rather than having him sleep 12 hours at night, you awaken before your own alarm to hear him playing computer games on the ancient laptop in his room. On one hand, I was cranky to be awakened by the sounds of Warcraft (the original! Not [...]

Man-Boy Cold

Wed, 06 Apr 2011 01:43:03 +0000

On Friday I got a call from the school nurse. These calls are not unusual; earlier last week I got a call from the substitute school nurse, telling me she was legally obligated to inform me that my child Charlotte had bumped her face on the playground, and while she had neither cried nor bled nor [...]

The Next Adventure

Wed, 30 Mar 2011 01:01:40 +0000

This being New York, the kids have three full months of school left before summer. That’s three full months for Will to endure “Next year, in Middle School….” It started tonight, with the Middle School Open House and Ice Cream Social. All the fifth graders assigned to our local middle school were invited to come [...]

Up to Eleven

Mon, 28 Mar 2011 01:27:26 +0000

Will turned eleven today. As we could not come to agreement on party plans, we’re putting off Friends Day until next weekend. But we always have a special family day of some kind. Today started with Dad Pancakes, thick and fluffy and served with Woo Bacon (local bacon from a small farm, thick-cut, and delicious). [...]

“As you wish”

Sat, 26 Mar 2011 02:18:12 +0000

We finally had a Family Movie Night and all watched The Princess Bride together. It took a bit of convincing Will to try it. “Princesses? Really? Why?” It was, actually, a lot like the grandfather in the movie convincing the grandson to sit and listen. And Will’s reactions were, along the [...]

“Well, I’m happy!”

Thu, 24 Mar 2011 01:47:53 +0000

We woke this morning to snow. Not much – a dusting. Maybe an inch, soft and fluffing across the grass that was bared yesterday. The Weather Channel told us we could expect 3-5 inches over the course of the day, with another 3-5 inches overnight. The “Winter Storm Warning” issued by [...]

First Day of Spring

Sun, 20 Mar 2011 17:19:05 +0000

Okay, I’m not sure how it happened that it is suddenly March — and not just the beginning of March, either. But here we are. Having not finished blogging our Niagara trip last summer, I now have not blogged Christmas. I use this not just to communicate to others, but as a record [...]

Time Marches On

Mon, 20 Dec 2010 01:59:52 +0000

Every year I swear I’m going to be ready for the holidays before they get here. Well, with a week to go, I haven’t finished shopping, I don’t have wrapping paper to wrap the gifts that I meant to mail tomorrow, and I haven’t finished the letter we enclose in our Christmas cards. Which is [...]

Scenes from a Weekend

Mon, 13 Dec 2010 02:26:16 +0000

We showed Will The Fellowship of the Ring on Friday night, in honor of his having finished the book. He made it through, and was impressed enough that we awoke early Saturday morning to hear him quizzing Charlotte: “But what was your favorite part, Charlotte? What was the best bit?” (Charlotte: “The part where they were [...]