Tag Archives: school

In which I realize I don’t know my kid at all.

“And now I’m going to show you where I have music!” Emma ran off ahead of us down the sidewalk corridor that joins the classrooms at her Florida elementary.  Jared and I are still in awe of the strip mall … Continue reading

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What I Learned My First Week Of School

1. Brand spanking new backpacks have a street value of about two cans of soda. While standing at the bus stop with Emma, who wanted me there, and Devin, who has been surprisingly tolerant of my presence, I discovered that Devin’s best … Continue reading

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The Very First Day Of The Very First Year

“Awwww… are you sad?” This is, I think, simply what one says to a mother when they hear that kindergarten is on the horizon.  It doesn’t matter if you’re sending your first, last or random middle child off, the very … Continue reading

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Bragging About My Kids

Tuesday is the last day of school here. Emma will have finished her first official year in the system as a preschooler, and they celebrated with an official preschool graduation ceremony on Friday.  Preschool graduation ceremonies, like elementary and middle … Continue reading

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Who Put Me In Charge Of These Children?

The first night we got home, I forgot to feed my kids dinner. I haven’t cooked a meal in over a month.  Jared and I ate out or ate string cheese and beer or, in most cases, just didn’t eat … Continue reading

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My kid is smarter than your kid

My kid is smarter than your kid. I mean, probably. But to be fair, he’s smarter than most kids.  This is not news to us.  (Nor is it the same as saying he is better than your kid.  I mean, … Continue reading

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I’m doing something right

I hate spring break. It’s not that I don’t love my children.  I do.  But the fact remains that while Devin is off school for a week, I have a full time job to tend to. Luckily, I was able … Continue reading

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the meeting that changed everything

Yesterday we had a “staffing meeting” at my son’s school. What that means is, we met to go over test scores and “psychological evaluations” and teacher “observations” and checklists and oh mah God mommy’s head hurts… all to determine what … Continue reading

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