Category Archives: Childhood

Nounours and ‘The Velveteen Rabbit’

Nounours has become a very important part of our household. Nounours is almost as old as I am, which is saying something and was and is my original teddy bear. How he survived all these years defies the imagination and … Continue reading

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Wednesday morning

It is cold in the house when you get up too early. Not having done much yesterday means that I did not tire myself out that much and although I really did not nap, I ended up waking up around … Continue reading

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Mary Kay, Michael, the rest of the boys, and Superman Jimmy

Way back when, MK used to tell stories. The stories she would tell were to the boys, making up stories that used their names. I think that it may have just begun with reading books and interchanging the names in … Continue reading

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Monster Quest

The other day, we had three grandkids together and we were pleased to see that the four year old and three year old have really gotten into creative play together. For a long time, they were playing alongside each other, … Continue reading

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On parenting and special situations

I have seen a lot of families in my lifetime, via my teaching experience, from seeing neighbors, and even among acquaintances. Time and time again I have witnessed scenes where one of the parents was totally out of it and … Continue reading

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