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Pixar Exhibit

D cued up Frosty the Snowman when we returned home from “The Science Behind Pixar” exhibit at the California Science Center, so my fear that it might ruin the magic of movies for him was, well, unwarranted. But it’s true science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) are responsible for the stuff you see in Pixar […]

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Escape to the Bookstore

We started in an arts and crafts store to get styrofoam balls for a solar system project, spent time in a kids’ play area at the mall, and ended up in a used book, music and movie store. The solar system project was inspired by a Chinese girl on You Tube who talks about the […]

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A Swimming Story

I don’t remember saying it like it was a big deal or thinking this would be the moment. We were in the swimming pool at my mom’s condo and I casually said to D, swim over to me. I was standing in the middle of the pool, and D was at the steps of the […]

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Uku

The Lava Song (from Pixar’s Inside Out) A long, long time ago there was a volcano living all alone in the middle of the sea He sat high above his bed watching all the couples play And wishing that he had someone, too. And from his lava came this song of hope that he sang […]

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Artsy Fartsy

D got the idea from a girl named Audrey on You Tube who posted a video of herself making a model of the solar system and so he wanted to make his own. We went to a craft store together on a family outing, and his mom helped D decide on what supplies to buy with […]

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Quiet Time

We were supposed to read a bible story,  as is our custom on the weekend. However, D was busy drawing movie characters in the backseat of the car. Five minutes, I said, and waited until he was ready. I knew it might be fifteen or twenty minutes and, eventually, he joined me in the passenger seat with […]

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Bird Watchin’

D and I stumbled upon some bird watchers during a hike at a nature preserve with their binoculars pointed at the top of a tree. “There it is,” D and I heard one of the bird watchers say excitedly. D stopped and looked up momentarily at the tree briefly. I know D well enough to […]

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Halloween Night

D went trick-or-treating with friends for the first time this Halloween. This relegated me to a supervisory role, but I was happy for D’s development. He could have joined his friends a year ago if I’d been more savvy to set it up, so it was more a lag in my parenting than growth in […]

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A Dream Fulfilled

D and I went camping this weekend with his cub scout Pack 658, and the morning after the first night in our tent, we were feeling in good spirits following D’s first time in a row boat. N and C, brothers from his den, were bumping a volleyball back and forth on the beach, and […]

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Cricket in the House

“Please come in and find the cricket…” Jesus, I prayed, why does she have to worry about some dumb cricket. Just let it be, wherever it might be, this was my first thought. Honestly, does the whereabouts of a cricket in the house really matter? If a cricket enters the house and no one hears […]

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