Category Archives: Kids

Wanna save the earth?

To hell with the Chevy Volt. Ban kindergarten! The stacks of paper that come home are obscene.

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Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal

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Boxcar Children

It’s a bit odd reading chapters from The Boxcar Children to Sadie. You see, Henry’s nickname is Benny. This comes from a combination of his having at times been called Henny, and that having been used in the song The … Continue reading

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Valerie

Valerie turned six recently.         As you see a hint of above, she and the other kids recently got a lesson about roughhousing in the stairwell…     Valerie is in kindergarten and doing pretty well, though … Continue reading

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More Allergies?

As is well known, Henry has allergies to bananas, dairy, eggs, peanuts and tree nuts, and when he was very young was sensitive to salicylates, azo dyes, and some aspect of screen printed ink on many of my T-shirts. He … Continue reading

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Allergy Visit

So yesterday was Henry’s annula allergy appointment, which turned out a bit unexpected, as the doctor decided not to retest him this year. He’d like to wait until next year, at which point he’ll be to the point of maybe … Continue reading

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Parent Teacher Conference

I didn’t go this time, scheduling it instead so Deb could have a chance. Just as well, given how sick I am. It was pretty similar – Sadie is great and all – but Deb also had a long talk … Continue reading

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Censorious Dreams

Valerie has had the same nightmare about our house being on fire and us having to escape it two nights in a row, with no apparent provocation or prior similar nightmares. She seemed a little feverish this AM, so maybe … Continue reading

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Scrabble

I remember playing Scrabble for Juniors with my mother at a fairly young age, and regular Scrabble sometime not much later. I could read before I even started school, so young I don’t remember ever not knowing how. I have … Continue reading

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I am TJIC

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Vewwy Vewwy Quiet?

A couple weeks ago I had my first ever parent-teacher conference. Felt weird, being the parent rather than the kid, but I’d also looked forward to it, since I didn’t have a definitive idea how Sadie was doing. She loves … Continue reading

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Six Years!

Happy birthday to Sadie! She turned six today. Time flies! We actually celebrated yesterday. Deb had the day off, and doesn’t see Sadie on days she works and Sadie has school. Her class celebrated her birthday today, so she came … Continue reading

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Cast Off

Monday Sadie got her walking cast off, got still more X-rays, and was allowed to leave cast-free. Yay! She faces 10 days of taking it easier than normal – walking on even surfaces, no roughhousing, nothing athletic, going in a … Continue reading

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Not Sure I Will Ever Get Used To…

Buying almost a loaf of bread per day! It’s just crazy. The actual usage is probably about 3 large sandwich loaves per 4 days, 5 days if we’re on a slower streak or eating outside the house a lot or … Continue reading

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And We Mean It!

[I originally started this post a week ago last Monday, July 12, got interrupted, never finished and posted it, and so here it is. Not bothering to edit the timeframe up to the point I'll indicate I am adding to … Continue reading

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One More Day!

Or so I hope! Tomorrow morning I take Sadie to get her cast off and get X-rays. Presumably that will be it, and we will return home triumphantly cast-free after three weeks. Via some errands. And a trip by my … Continue reading

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Sadie’s Leg, Part 2

Just a followup, since I didn’t post what happened subsequently yesterday. We saw the same orthopedic guy Sadie once saw to have her walk/gait evaluated on doctor’s concern. He looked at the X-rays and pointed out the spot, which is … Continue reading

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Broken Leg

Last night just after 8:00 I was trying to coax Henry to get into a pullup for the night, while Sadie and then he started, per usual, jumping on the bed like maniacs. All of a sudden I hear a … Continue reading

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AWOL and the Tooth Fairy

Poor Sadie. A couple days ago, she lost a lower front tooth. I mean, lost it, when it fell out in an unknown place, time and manner. She had been telling me it was loose, had been excited, and I’d … Continue reading

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Where are all the pictures? (Updated -Fixed!)

If you happen to peruse through here or the old Blogblivion that was never fully ported from Expression Engine, you may notice pictures of the kids are gone. Mostly. Argh! Once upon a time, when it seemed there was far … Continue reading

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