Tag Archives: behavior

Putting the Chart Before the Horse

So it seems the charting has begun in Felix’s pre-K classroom.  I can’t say I’m surprised.  I suppose I had hoped the new teacher would have stuck to her guns a bit longer, but hey – I’m just a dumb … Continue reading

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Dory, Dory, Hallelujah

I went to bed last night feeling awful.  It was a rough day. Stella’s had a shaky week, no doubt partially because she’s readjusting after being off for spring break.  Yesterday she cut up so badly she had to be … Continue reading

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Brawl In a Day’s Work

My children have turned into wee little thugs, my son in particular.  The past 4 or 5 days have been reminiscent of a maximum security prison.  We’ve had riots.  There’s been pushing, hitting, kicking, punching, hair-pulling.  Name calling  is running … Continue reading

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When You Wish Upon a Start

(This isn’t a post about a pregnancy scare, but damn that would be appropriate.) Dear Ms. H, I’d like to touch base with you, my daughter’s new kindergarten teacher, now that you have spent 7 entire days with my kid. … Continue reading

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Necessity Is the Mommy of Invention

At long last, Will starts his new job today.  Over the weekend, he transitioned from stressed, to worried, to excited.  I know he’ll be fine and do well.  He just needs to realize that.  After an hour there, he’ll be … Continue reading

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Week in the Knees

So it’s been a week.  It started Monday (duh) with that lovely little prickly sensation in my bladder – the portent of a UTI.  I foolishly thought by drinking a whole lot of water and avoiding any other beverage I … Continue reading

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Don’t Spill the Beads

I recently made a mistake – a terrible terrible mistake.   I meant well. Truly I did.  But what is it they say about good intentions? St. Patrick’s Day was coming, and like so many other towns, Baton Rouge likes to … Continue reading

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Of Ice and Men

We’re coming off of a challenging few days thanks in part to weather, as my regular readers know.  Now normally, I’m the kind of person who can shake stuff off and move on, choosing to believe that some kind of … Continue reading

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Ground Control to Major Mom

It took us a while to recover from vacation.  Apart from the usual work stuff, we had some residual behavior hiccups with Stella.  I was honestly afraid of what this week would hold at school and at home.  Will and … Continue reading

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We All Live In a Bellow Submarine

We survived the first week post-Stepford Academy.  I ended up being home most of the time.  Sure.  By the end, I was ready to chew my own tongue off.  However we are all alive if not totally well.  My heart … Continue reading

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