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Flashback Friday

Friday, November 16th, 2018

Hard as it is to believe, it has been a full year since Tad’s beloved art teacher died. He has not forgotten her, but the grief he once felt so overwhelmingly has receded.  He now talks about her with a note of wistfulness, and often says, “She would be proud of me.” I miss her […]



Rerun Speaks – Temperature

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

We’ve had a few clear cold days here, and it’s been cold enough that the kids really needed to dress a little more warmly for school. On Monday, I handed Rerun a sweatshirt.  “You really need to wear this today.” Rerun: “How cold is it?” I pulled out my phone and checked the weather app.  […]



Grief

Monday, November 20th, 2017

This is a really hard post to write – apologies to everyone. As regular readers know, Tad loves his art classes.  He also loves his art teacher.  She, over the course of a year, has become a huge part of his weekly routine, and one of his favorite adults. Last Monday, she suffered a massive […]



Cookies Mean Love

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

I got a phone call from Ane’s school nurse yesterday morning, which is never a good sign.  I knew it was the school calling from the caller ID, and since Ane is not a discipline problem, I knew it was either her teacher or the nurse.  It was the nurse. I was afraid that I […]