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Monthly Archive for September, 2010

I recently had the occasion to work with a large group of 6- and 7-year-olds. We were working on a craft. One of the little girls wanted to tell me a story. I will paraphrase it below: “You know how some kids get left back? Well, there’s this big, fat, smelly, stupid kid. His name [...]

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Aww, Crap. (And Other Expletives)

One of the things I had to get used to when I started dating my husband was his family’s relaxed stance on profanity. My husband swore in front of his parents. They sometimes swore, too. Not just damn, either. The big ones. (Do I really have to list them?) Not all the time. Not every [...]

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People Who Impressed Me Today

Short and sweet: I have had a long, tiring Saturday. Went to the gym this morning. Went out on the boat with my in-laws today and, when we were only out five minutes, the boat died. I had plenty of time to think and observe. Here is my list of impressive people I have seen [...]

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Little Kid Freak Outs

Yesterday I got to dance studio a little early to pick Big Girl up. The class ends at 6. Little Girl and I got there at 5:40. We sat down on the chairs and watched through the door. Sitting right next to us was a little girl in a ballet outfit. Her class got out [...]

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One of the most wasteful places, in my opinion, is the school lunchroom. Lots, and I do mean LOTS, of single-serve containers, wrappers, and packages. Take fruit leather, for example. They usually come in a box, each fruit bar individually wrapped. The boxes cost $4 for eight. (Or about $.50 each.) Recently, I came upon [...]

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Regular readers know I have recently implemented a new practice in my house: If something new (and inedible) comes in, something old has to go out. It’s challenging when that “something” happens to belong to Big Girl. Recently, she got a few new pairs of shoes, a few new tops, and a gorgeous desk for [...]

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When Big Girl went to preschool, I sent a snack for her every single day. EVERY day. I wanted nothing to do with the Pepperidge Farm Goldfish crackers that the school doled out. Thinking back, I was probably extremely forceful about it. Extremely. That’s why, when Little Girl walked into the classroom last week, the [...]

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We went to the park today. It is absolutely gorgeous here in New York. Sunny, crisp, not too hot. The perfect park weather. We got there at 5. We almost had the place to ourselves except for a dad and his 3-year-old, a mom and dad with what looked like an 18-month-old, and a toddler [...]

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This morning I dropped Little Girl off at preschool. It was her second school in as many weeks. The first one didn’t work out. It was a Montessori. I dropped her off and was jarred by the atmosphere. Very chaotic and more like a daycare than a school. The room wasn’t neat and tidy. No [...]

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My Kid is Funny

I’ve said it many times: Big Girl is just like me — serious, quiet, thoughtful. Little Girl, however, is a riot. She’s funny, and she knows it. Wednesday she started school. I asked her if she was finally going to make me a picture. (Her running joke all summer was that all the pictures she [...]

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