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First Audition

I don’t know if he’ll get a part or not. But when I learned the children’s choir was having auditions for acting parts in the upcoming the Children’s Easter Pageant, I knew I had to encourage D to audition. He has been part of five performances, though only once in an acting role as Heracles in […]

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This Certifies That

The switch blade may have lost some of its appeal from previous generations. But D still enjoyed earning a badge for demonstrating his knowledge and skill in the use of a personal pocketknife. His Whittling Chip certificate said, “By completing these safety requirements and by promising to abide by the Knives Are Not Toys guidelines […]

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Mambo Dance

The mambo dance is an annual tradition of Pack 658…and the kids love it.

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Bird Experts

I came home from visiting my mom in the hospital, and after eating a five-minute dinner, D had to serve a time out for breaking a house rule. It took him fifteen minutes between going to the bathroom and various diversionary tactics before he made it to the time out area. So I connected with […]

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Star Eco Station

This was different than the Pet Store. Instead of seeing dogs, cats, fish, turtles, crickets, hamsters and guinea pigs, we saw an alligator, two foxes, a 100-pound boa constrictor, and an assortment of reptiles and birds rescued by the U.S. Fish and Game Department from human traffickers. This was Star Eco Station, an environmental science […]

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Biker Pig

This is a Google image of the biker pig motorcycle D and I assembled on his birthday because he smashed ours not long after we completed it. That’s fine. Really. Okay, he could have let me take a picture of our collaborative efforts before shattering it to pieces. His mom made a chocolate cake with […]

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Quiet Time

We started by me reading one of Jesus’ parables from Luke’s gospel. It was about a fig tree and I explained how parables have two meanings, a literal and secret meaning. I thought I had sold him on searching for the secret meaning after D mentioned–thanks to being a huge Veggie Tales fan–Jesus’ parable on building your house […]

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Still Smiling

She went through an emergency four-hour surgery to remove part of her colon and spent a week in the Intensive Care Unit at the hospital. She now has a colostomy bag instead of a regularly working digestive system. Her calcium and potassium were dangerously low one day this week, and with all the iv tubes inserted […]

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Break Dancing

No, D is not break dancing. Although it looks like it. We took a night walk to the park on his birthday. The lights were on at the basketball court. So I asked D to “do the snake,” a reference a You Tube clip with a snake who flips around like crazy and kills itself. The […]

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Sharks vs. Minnows

D’s favorite part of a Cub Scout pack meeting is the game and snack time. Anything involving running and a little craziness suits his temperament. It’s the same for pretty much all scouts. The game at he latest pack meeting was sharks vs. minnows. Blind sharks, that is. And it got crazy. The sharks in this […]

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