April Moments

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


Everyone has a bad day now and then

One of the harshest realities of being a working mom is knowing that Elliot spends more time with his teachers and classmates than he does with me on weekdays. Thus, much of the information I obtain about his day comes to me in a second-hand form, whether one of his teachers chats with me in […]

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Clothing choices and possible capitulation

A few weeks ago I wrote about Elliot’s newfound desire to pick out his own clothes and dress himself. Perhaps I went in reverse order. The Aug. 25 blog was about the dressing part. This week is about the choosing part. There are certain shirts and bottoms that Elliot likes more than others. He usually […]


Morning meltdowns

Mornings are always a little crazy for me. They start out fairly harmless, running a few minutes behind schedule. But, time usually seems to run away from me, and I end up rushing between the hours of 7 and 8 a.m. It is not uncommon for Elliot to be in a disagreeable mood that delays […]

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Preschool weather

My Elliot seems to be somewhat fascinated by the weather lately. I think this has something to do with the weather report he and his classmates do during “circle time” at preschool. For any readers who don’t know what circle time means — it’s a brief period when the children sit on a rug around […]


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