Tag Archives: school

The Son Also Rises

Dear Felix, I want to tell you a few things, but since you aren’t really able to have heavier conversations, I figured I’d jot it down for later. First, please know that this summer was not the summer I wanted … Continue reading

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Load to Nowhere

I feel the need to apologize.  I think once upon a time, my blog was kind of funny.  I mean, I’m no stand-up comedian, but I’ve been told I can be a bit witty.  Lately, I have not been.  Like, … Continue reading

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End the Knee

Spring break has come and gone, and the Bomb Factory traveled to Virginia Beach and back.  We saw antique planes, a very old lighthouse, Jamestown and Powhatan villages, and best of all, Busch Gardens.  Stella was proud as punch that … Continue reading

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Spew Hot, Spew Furious

I gotta unload, y’all. Felix did not “pass” his test to get back into the magnet school.  Just like last year, I’m devastated for him and for all of us.  I really thought we had it this time.  He’s done … Continue reading

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The Guilted Lily

“Mom, I don’t think many kids want to hang out with me.  I don’t think I have many friends.” That’s what Stella said to me earlier this week.  My mom-heart has been a little bit broken ever since.  I stayed … Continue reading

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Bell Scurv(y)

I suppose things are settling down, folks are settling in.  We have all survived birthday season, with Stella bringing up the rear a couple of days ago.  I have an 8 year old, y’all.  How the hell did THAT happen? … Continue reading

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Sock and Roll

We’ve been settling in.  It takes longer than you’d think.  For starters, it’s the logistics of 2 kids in 2 schools on the same schedule.  It’s working for the most part – largely thanks to a wonderful friend of mine … Continue reading

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Week in the Knees

Sorry. Time has just gotten away from me. We’ve been dealing with the whole getting back into a routine thing. We are officially in our third week -second full week – of the new school year. It’s been a mixed … Continue reading

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Count Rushmore

The beginning of the school year is approaching fast.  Too fast.  I’m not ready. I’m already disappointed in Felix’s new school.  When you have a kid who needs some extra care/support, everyone loves to tell you to “be proactive.”  How … Continue reading

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Fairwell

I must admit I’ve had my head in the sand.  I’ve been avoiding stuff.  Stuff around the house.  Stuff at work.  This stuff.  School stuff.  That’s the root of it all, the school stuff.  I’ve reached that point where it’s … Continue reading

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