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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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Watching Workers Work

D and I went to the park with his friend C. They climbed their favorite y-shaped tree and watched six workers building a well. They both had on red t-shirts and blue shorts and their eyes were fixed on the workers. “Did you guys call each other to wear the same colors,” I said, a joke I realized […]

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Beginnings

I didn’t see it, the bright green glow of the grass, the soft texture beneath our feet, the blue sky above, flowers and figures, but he saw it all. I was oblivious to it all   No, I didn’t see it the way he did.   He noticed every color and shape, like a budding […]

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Toy Sale

C wax D’s neighborhood fririend–his first friend–from the age of five to ten. We lived across the street from C’s family, and I first became acquainted with C when he was standing in the middle of the street in his diapers. A truck was driving down our street, and I scooped C out of harm’s […]

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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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