My three youngest kids are at a swim meet on Long Island this weekend, and I am not with them. I have never missed a travel meet with the kids. NEVER. But for a bunch of different reasons I stayed home. I cried for a very long time the day I decided I was going […]
Number 3 is in eighth grade this year, and he decided to join the cross country team, mainly because Number 4 was on it last year and she had a lot of fun and also did really well, and I think he felt like he was missing out on something. Plus it’s a short season, […]
Dealing With Disappointment Takes Practice. Lots And Lots Of Practice.
I think some of us might need a reminder. Or a reality check. Or whatever you want to call it. Due to a whole bunch of snow days and then an unanticipated macroburst that closed school for five days a couple weeks ago, our last day of school is June 29th. That’s about two weeks […]
What Happened When I Stopped Trying To “Fix” My Kid
I learned something about myself over the weekend. I thought I was pretty good about my kids being upset and not feeling the need to immediately “fix” things for them. Like if they forget and instrument or their homework and they want me to bring it to school for them and I don’t, I know […]
If you really knew my daughter, you’d realize that YOU are the one with the problem.
Yesterday was a big day. It was, as Number 4 coined it, Cast-off Day. 4 weeks of missing swim practices, and swim championships, and digging in the sand with one arm, and not really being able to enjoy a bath. 4 weeks of waiting so that she could make up for lost time in the last 2 weeks of […]