The Commish

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Yesterday morning at school drop off: Oldest boy in the class: "Lil D, yesterday you said that I could pick the teams today for hockey at lunchtime". Lil D: "Yup, you can". Me: "Huh? Why is he asking you about picking the teams?" Lil D: "Because … [Read more...]

Gardening. A Case of Child Influencing Parent

Formatting issues a result of ill-tempered Wordpress software; I apologize. "Gardening" is defined by Dictionary.Com as a verb meaning to lay out, cultivate, or tend a garden. This is news to me.  Well, to be honest, I did know the definition but I … [Read more...]

As a Condition of Future Employment, I Would Like a Yoga Corner

Lil D has a yoga corner in his classroom. I think I mentioned this in an earlier post, but it needs revisiting.  I love the yoga corner.  The yoga corner makes me want to be a student in Lil D's class. The yoga corner is situated, as expected, in … [Read more...]

Meltdowns, Mayhem, and Silence

Contemplating silence

  I'm not really sure what age the tantrums begin to disappear, but we still go through phases where daily tantrums are the norm.  We are right smack in the middle of one of those phases.  And it's painful.   In order to impart a better … [Read more...]