Is This Just Me?

  So I have this little thing I do, and I’ve often wondered if it’s just me, but before I get to it, I’d better give the background.   (FYI: If you’re a speech therapist, please read this and tell me if you have any insight into this odd problem.)   Back when my son…
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Abbreviate This

(FYI: Come back Tuesday for a new feature… The Big Reveal) Learning to read is hard. Or so I assume because I did it so long ago and can’t remember. But my kids are there now. One thing they don’t fully understand yet is abbreviations. I guess I shouldn’t expect much, they’re young. A conversation…
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Dedicated To Who

School conferences were this week (which went well by the way.) That means the PTA Scholastic book fair. Of course, they let the kids look ahead of time and send home the list with the exactl location of the book(s) they want. (And it’s always books). Lincoln had two he picked and I told him we’d…
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Pogo-sticking In December-how Unusual

In early December, when I was critiquing somebody’s manuscript, I had a question for her about the weather in the story. Although she never gave a specific location, it wasn’t anywhere close to here—I knew that because of the weather. I asked her if the weather in her story could happen, high spring temperatures in…
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Nerve-Wracking

On Saturday, I got to watch Lincoln be a (fully dressed) goalie for the first time. In the locker room (where they stuff several teams into a tiny space), one of the coaches from another team asked if I was ready. I assume he meant ready to watch my son as a goalie. Which is…
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