Back in the summer of 2014, I was watching my kids on our front porch. They were having a picnic lunch in shorts and t-shirts, oblivious to anything other than who was getting the larger share of peach slices. But I was watching them and I noticed something. Their shins, knees, elbows, arms and every […]
The beach wasn’t exactly what I would call silent. There were quite a few people there: picnickers, beachcombers, even another family with two kids. Everyone was out enjoying the spectacular day, chatting and calling to each other. The waves were rattling the rocks around and seagulls were squawking overhead. In the midst of it all […]
Our daughter doesn’t want to take swim lessons anymore. We aren’t sure why. She’s been taking swim classes for two years now and has enjoyed it until this very last session. Maybe she doesn’t love her new teacher. Maybe she doesn’t have as many friends in the class anymore. Maybe last session, when we had […]
“Hey, kids, I bought some snowshoes!” “Yay! Let’s go snowshoeing!” “Okay, well, you’ll have to take turns. I only bought one pair.” I admit that buying one pair of snowshoes for two children is rather a tease, but one pair is what I scored through the local Facebook swap group so one pair is going to […]
I hate teaching kids ice skating. And I didn’t learn to love it after this experience, either.