Tag Archives: Kids

Carterisms: Condoms and Naptimes

Recent Carterism #1:  Earlier this week Carter spent one on one time with his Grandma. I promised my mom that before we left the state, she would get some one on one time with each grandson.  When I went to … Continue reading

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Simple Sunday – Scatting

Allow me to tell you a few things I recently learned about wombat scat from my eight year old son. Wombats communicate with each other by way of their droppings, or scat. A single wombat can leave over one hundred … Continue reading

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Waking Up Six

He has kept a running countdown for a couple weeks.  He talks about the cake and the friends and the presents and the ice cream but that is not why he is so eager. Carter has been counting down to … Continue reading

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Birthday Marbles

We drank coffee while the birthday boy, feeling very mature at age eight, opened his presents.  He got a couple science kits and a movie.  Then Carter ran out of the room and returned with his bag of peacock marbles.  … Continue reading

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Simple Sunday – Leprechaun Update and the Turning of the Soil

As promised, here is the update on the boys’ Leprechaun trap.  The pesky little Leprechaun came.  He plucked the bait – a penny – off the double sided tape within the trap, the tape that was suppose to hold him … Continue reading

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Bits and Scraps – Proof of Leprechauns is All Around Us

It started earlier this week with a small, pointy white rock Carter found on the playground at his school.  He insisted it was a Leprechauns tooth. Then it was a heart shaped sticker, its shine and sparkle marred by neglect … Continue reading

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Is it Past Your Bedtime Yet…How ‘Bout Now?

We spend the better part of yesterday evening in the Emergency Room at Children’s Hospital. Cody had been complaining of a headache that would disappear when he laid down but would come back in full force when he would stand … Continue reading

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Simple Sunday – Workspaces

This weekend was a weekend of writing lesson plans.  Not the fun and exciting lesson plans that I worked on last weekend for Dr. Seuss Day: Lacing ten beads (or “Truffula seeds”) onto a pipe cleaner with a colorful pom-pom … Continue reading

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Simple Sunday – Weekend at Kalaloch

This was the weekend.  Every year we go and when it is over, we find ourselves planning for the next time. This was Haley’s first trip to Kalaloch, and I suspect, her first trip to the ocean.  She loved running … Continue reading

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Yo Ho (cough, hack, wheeze) Ho!

What is your “go to” activity when you are running a fever and have an awful cough? My activity, if you can call it an activity, is to lay in bed and alternate between reading a book and napping.  Sometimes … Continue reading

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