Tag: middle school

The view from above

  Several months ago, our eleven-year-old suddenly morphed from a little kid into a tweenager.  This (literal and figurative) development thrilled Lili and terrified us.  Shortly thereafter, we discovered that my clothes and shoes fit her, another milestone which delighted her but struck fear into my heart.  Lil now calls everyone “bruh” and does a

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Meanness

No matter how old I get, I don’t think I’ll ever get used to people being mean. When my kids were little, we knew a lot of mean kids. And mean parents! At one birthday party at our house, another kid’s mother said to me, “My son Johnny’s birthday party is next week, but your

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High School Throwback: Melanie

It looks like mine will be the final installment in High School Throwback week.  I still haven’t gotten caught up in reading everyone else’s posts, but so far they look great, judging from the photos.  Unfortunately, I don’t have in my possession any high school photos, and I didn’t have time to ask around for

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