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First Grade Semantics

Caleb is in the bathroom, getting ready for bed. I reminded him to wash his face and hands.

“I will brush my teeth and that’s it.”

“You need to wash your face and hands,” I say (note: I am not yelling. Yay for me).

“I am not washing my hands.”

“I thought you said you’d get ready for bed tonight without whining,” says not-yelling me.

“I am not whining. I am arguing.”

Continue Reading · on March 8, 2011 in Children, family, Parenting

My Son, the Pit Viper

Caleb lost another tooth this week:

And I was reminded of this:

Just goes to show that first grade teachers really are brave, brave souls. They’re dealing with children who could swallow small pets in one gulp.

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Continue Reading · on February 19, 2011 in Children, growing up

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