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Field Trips, Good(?) News, And Messing With My Head Stuff

Mini went on his first field trip today. I accompanied him, thinking they would need extra help. Turns out I was wrong, since there were about 20 kids and 17 parents. This is undoubtedly reflective of the socioeconomics of Mini’s preschool, but nevertheless it was kind of heartwarming. Everybody wanted to be there, and Mr. […]

And He Walked On Down The Hall

“Mommy, I’m going to marry you. Just like ‘punzel.” “You are?” “Yeah.” “Wow.” “. . .” “Hey, buddy?” “What, Mama?” “What about Daddy, though?” “. . .” +++++++++++++ “So, Mini told me he was going to marry me today.” “Is that right, Mini?” “. . .” “Yeah, he said, ‘Just like Rapunzel.’” “Are you going […]

Backlash To Wussification Of The US Parent?

I really didn’t want to spend more time on the ‘Chinese Mother’ issue, but because it brought up some interesting issues in the comments on Monday I thought it warranted some more thought here. Mostly, I think that Amy Chua, the author of both the book and the article in the Wall Street Journal on […]

The Clearblue Easy Monitor: Neither Blue, Nor Easy. And, Really Not All That Clear, Come To Think Of It. Discuss.

You might have noticed that I’ve been in a foul mood lately. Now, before you get worked up about this, let me assure you that I am most assuredly on it. In fact, I am so on it that the first thing I did when I realized the severity of my foul mood was to […]