Category Archives: The Boy

A small victory in the pre-algebra war.

I sit at the kitchen table next to my son.  We are both in our pajamas.  The backdoor curtains are open and sunlight pools directly onto his pre-algebra textbook; a spotlight of sorts, highlighting the most challenging thing we do all … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: He’ll always be my baby.

This week my son turned thirteen years old.  Not coincidently, this same week Will has officially grown taller than me.  I am convinced that somehow he planned this willful height rebellion to occur at the precise moment when he became a bona fide teenager. Discovering that … Continue reading

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The Last Swim Meet of the season.

So remember last week how I was rejoicing that swim meets were over while mourning the end of summer? Yeah.  I lied.  I’m a liar.  You’re probably receiving a Facebook status update right now informing you that Ami’s pants are on … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Elementary school in a flash.

Today is our last day of school for the 2013-2014 year.  We are obviously finishing academically strong by taking a field trip today to see The Lego Movie at the dollar theater.  (Ha!  Sarcasm.)  We are also playing board games … Continue reading

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Wild boys, wild readers.

Raising a twelve year old boy is a lot like wrestling with a crocodile.  Everything seems to be a constant battle as my son grapples to assert his independence and I struggle to instill in him a few more lessons … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Boys grow up. (Sniffle.)

My son is one inch from being as tall as me.  ONE INCH. It seems like just yesterday my son was this: But today he talks on the phone for hours, uses Stridex cleansing pads on his face, and pretends … Continue reading

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This is NOT a reason I homeschool.

My son is a little bit….well…let’s call it quirky. He’s always had his own sense of style. His own identity, if you will. It’s part of what makes Will, Will. And I love that about him.  I really, really do. … Continue reading

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