Tag Archives: Parenting

Looking for my whistle

I couldn’t find it anywhere.  I haven’t seen it for years, but I was sure it was in my nightstand drawer.  There is lots of stuff in there . . . but no whistle.  I finally just gave up and … Continue reading

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Changing Sides

I looked down at the message indicator on my phone.  This text didn’t have words, it was actually a short video.  I knew what was coming, but I was still nervous.  Things would be different after I pushed play. After … Continue reading

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Getting back to Sesame Street

Eli didn’t know who The Count is.  He does now, but he didn’t a little while ago.  For like his entire life I have counted for him and added a minimally sinister “Ha Ha Ha!” every few numbers.  Apparently he … Continue reading

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Ice Dreams . . .

We are a hockey family. The thought flashed into my head as I sat in the stands of the Big Dipper Ice Arena here in Fairbanks last week and watched Eli score his first goal ever.  As his mom and … Continue reading

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Systems of Education

I love coffee.  I love it much less, however,  when it shoots through my nose.  I assume that people at the next table over experience an ebb in their relationship with the beverage when they get it sprayed on their backs.  I … Continue reading

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Keeping the Peace

Happy New Year from This Side of the Diaper!  I didn’t get off to the roaring start for 2016 that I thought I would.  Mostly we have been enjoying each others company here and breaking resolutions.  That’s not really true  … Continue reading

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