We leave for Michigan tomorrow. Today we pack. Little Red got his backpack and loaded it up. With books. I love that child. (But I took the books out. Airlines are picky about weights these days, and I think that clothes are important.)Read More Just the Basics
When it comes to cookies I approve. I love all cookies. I will eat all cookies. I will exercise zero self-control with regard to cookies. Even though soft, slightly undercooked cookies are far superior, I don’t want to hurt the feelings of the others,;I’ll eat them too, and try to not think about how I […]Read More Cookies (empty calories to replace real content)
My children haven’t read a single word in any of the Harry Potter books, nor have they seen more than a couple of trailers for any of the movies, yet they have a surprisingly good sense of the characters, setting, and plot thanks to some pretty impressive marketing campaigns. Little Red has been identifying himself […]Read More When Do You Introduce Harry Potter to Your Children?
Unlike everyone else in my book group, I didn’t first read “The Glass Castle.” Instead of reading “Half Broke Horses” to explain the first book, I read it, the story of the grandmother, first. It’s not that I insist on chronology, but they read “The Glass Castle” during the school year and I can’t keep […]Read More Book Talk: “Half Broke Horses” by Jeannette Walls
“Please come over and swim in our pool,” our friends asked us. “Our children are so bored, they really need a playdate.” We did not need to be asked twice, and we went over that afternoon. I watched the baby, naked, in the floaty, content to putter around and watch everyone. I watched the eight-year […]Read More Learn to Play