April Moments

Maybe, just maybe, telling the story is just as important as the story itself

Kindergarten

A 6-year-old sentence

A couple months ago, my husband Mike and I had a meeting with Elliot’s kindergarten teacher. One of the things she told us during our time together is that writing is definitely not Elliot’s favorite activity. “He’s not like you,” she said to me. “He doesn’t like writing.” She added that it takes Elliot a […]

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Age-appropriate questioning

When I was a child, it was common for adults to ask me, “Do you have a boyfriend?” or “How many boyfriends do you have?” Lots of people asked me this – grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends of my parents. I hated it. Now, some of those same adults are raising these same types of questions […]

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What did you do in school today?

It’s no secret I was a mess about Elliot starting kindergarten. In the six weeks since the beginning of school, Elliot already has made huge academic and social gains. His phonemic awareness has skyrocketed, and his counting ability has increased. Elliot also is learning better ways to interact and communicate with adults and children. These […]

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Cars and kindness

After just one week in kindergarten, I have some thoughts. Actually, it’s Elliot who’s in kindergarten, not me. But, it’s new for both of us, so here goes. The first couple mornings in the drop-off line, Elliot got so aggravated that we were just sitting there. Not moving. For like 10 minutes. “C’mon, let’s gooooo,” […]

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