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Swim Lesson

This is D’s first swim lesson of the summer. D said was a little scared, but he knew God would be there with him in the pool. “God told me to brave,” he said, afterwards.

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D is for Dance

D getting his groove on along with his friend C at Kid Concepts, USA. This was before their dance turned into a wrestling match.

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Movie Time

Here’s what we’ve been watching this summer: Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Inside Out Secret Life of Pets Lilo and Stitch 2 Finding Nemo  

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Letting Go

I sat in a red lawn chair, across the street from D and his friend C playing. I rubbed sunscreen all over my body as they took turns spraying each other with the water hose. Doing the same thing as the past couple days, when I’d joined them.   Come play with us, C chirped […]

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Chicken Fight

I think I started it all. D and C were swinging from the monkey bars. It was a few hours before Fourth of July fireworks, and when D wrapped his legs around C’s waist and tried to pull him down, I gave a name to it. “Chicken fight,” I said. We’d been searching for something to do, […]

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Improv in a Tree

This is how D and I like to spend our Saturdays, and if climbing stair railings ever becomes an Olympic sport, D will definitely become a gold medal winner. “That’s dangerous,” the Wife said, flipping through pictures on my phone and finding this one. She doesn’t realize this is D’s way of navigating every environment. […]

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Thoughts on Summer Reading

D signed up for the summer reading program at the local library. It will be his first time reading and monitoring the number of minutes he reads to earn prizes. This feels so contrary to the joy of reading itself—reading to earn a prize. Isn’t the real joy of reading being engrossed in a story […]

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Inside Out

D will be performing as a character from Inside Out, one of his favorite movies, with the members of the Buddy Club…oops…we forgot his costume for the fundraiser bake sale.

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Car Wash

What I had in mind was, first, the bird poop being washed off the front hood (the car was due for a wash), and then, I got an ambitious idea, taping a cardboard sign with the words “car wash” to a street parking sign, and me, D and his friend C hosing down cars. They were excited, too. I […]

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A Sweet Time

Here’s what happens when L leaves the house for a few hours: D pours in the flour, brown sugar, granulated sugar, vanilla extract, spoons in two sticks of butter and cracks his first egg on a measuring cup. We start to stir the ingredients and his fingers go straight for the cookie dough. Again and again. Despite […]

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