Category Archives: Kids

Blood Work

I always wanted to be tough as a kid.  I’m not really sure why.  Tough wasn’t a huge deal in my family.  Maybe when I was three someone saw me be sort of tough and gave me the right bit … Continue reading

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Hard Work Pays Off

Before a program honoring the 7 year-olds at church, we were asked to submit three adjectives that sum up our 7 year-old, Rex.  Our brainstorm included possibilities like “driven, focused, one-track, responsible, smart, task-oriented, competitive, busy, athletic, studious, attentive, hard … Continue reading

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Christmas Warning

Rex got a magnetic dartboard from his Grandma for Christmas. I’m glad I read the box before throwing it out. It came with an important warning:

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Christmas on Michigan Avenue

“As we rounded the walk from that first house though, he stopped and turned to view the goodies once more and quietly said ‘Bye-bye tandy.'” Continue reading

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Christmas Remembrances

“Nothing good ever happened there for a special little boy afflicted with A.D.D. Piano practice, hour-long Family Home Evening lessons, meetings with a creepy old lady trying to motivate you to stop wetting your bed by giving you Strawberry Shortcake stickers, and one-on-one parental conversations about awful topics like puberty. These were the ugly ghosts haunting that living room, and I had no use for the place.” Continue reading

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