Outsourcing Parenting Skills

It’s the quiet ones you have to watch out for.

by heirtoblair on January 9, 2013

Right before Christmas, Harrison’s daycare sent home his first “report card,” which is just about as darling & weird as it sounds. Darling because report card! For a three year old! On painting skills!  Weird because…well, he’s three. & it’s preschool, not AP English preparing him for a Harvard philosophy class.  As Doug & I flipped through [...]


On Wednesday evening, I sat on the couch & took a call from Harrison’s speech therapist.  She praised his hard work.  We chatted about how far we’d come.  Harrison leaned over my lap & said, “I want to talk to Miss Shi-Sha!  Hi, Shi-Sha!”   (these days, it’s hard for me to chat on the phone [...]


Harrison’s “school” does some pretty fantastic stuff & a few weeks ago, they did “school pictures.” I’ll wait for you to die a little.  Don’t worry, I’ve been to the grave & back about 20 times over these pictures. I can’t decide if they kill me because he’s my kid & I think he’s awesome, [...]


The Sludge Strikes Again.

by heirtoblair on June 17, 2012

He looks totally healthy here but our Hibby is a pretty sick little boy right now.  Just that blasted daycare “sludge” because it’s something far, far greater than snot. Snot does not do this justice. & then it gets into his throat & lungs & his little voice is so raspy when he asks me [...]


Conversations with Hibby.

by heirtoblair on June 5, 2012

Upon picking him up from school: me:  ”Did you have a good day, buddy?” him:  ”Yes.” me:  ”What was your favorite thing you did today?” him:  ”ohhhh, ‘lide!” me:  ”Oh, cool!  You went down the slide? What else did you do?” him:  ”ummm….eat-eat.” me:  ”You ate lunch?  What was your favorite thing you ate?” him: [...]