A couple of years ago I picked up my friend’s daughter for preschool and noticed a ghost picture in her door. I asked, “What’s that for?” She said, knowing how much I hated my own neighborhood and how much I wanted to live in hers, “I’m afraid to tell you, I think it’ll upset you.” [...]
You don’t have to wait until September 19 to celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day. We celebrated in August and I plan to make it a monthly affair at my house. Like many a preschool boy, my son is obsessed with pirates. Blaming pirates for his ill manners, as well. I’m eating with my hands [...]
In about 15 minutes we are going “Up North”. Everyone in Michigan refers to going anywhere north of where you are as going “Up North”. However, there’s up north and there is Up North. We are going to the upper peninsula, so far into the upper peninsula it may as well be Canada, without the [...]
Last week the kids in the neighborhood sent a three-year-old little girl to the hospital with a dislocated elbow after a not particularly rough game of Red Rover. You realize what this means, right? NO MORE NEIGHBORHOOD OUTDOOR GAMES! Not really but it did get me thinking about finding some alternative games which hopefully won’t [...]
Teaching Your Kid how to Ride a Bike: You never forget how to do it, I’ll never forget how hard it is to teach.
I have two children, a very vague understanding of statistics might suggest to you one of them would be more physically inclined than the other. Apparently I am so very non-athletic there are some very strong ‘non physically inclined genes’ countering my husband’s soccer playing, marathon running genes over here. My son is 6 and [...]
Weekend Projects sound very, um, daunting. Weekends are for rest and relaxation, right? Yep. I agree. Though a weekend project need not be stressful, but a small and delightful task. And, why not kill two birds with one stone and (try to) get your child in on the fun. Other benefits, at least for me, [...]