Day 5 of Mind in the Making – Critical Thinking

“Mommy, why do the leaves fall from the top of the tree first?” Ezra asked this question in the car last week, and before I could say anything in response, he and Zachary started spouting off theories about what could cause this phenomenon. Which is good, because I had nothing to say.   I had never [Read More...]

Day 4 of Mind in the Making – Making Connections

“It’s so amazing, Momma.  Your bum is so large it can cover up the entire stool.” “Yes, thanks for noticing.” “Seriously, it covers like the whoooole thing.” Ezra seems to find no end of things to which he can compare the size of my “bum.”  The stool comparison happened this morning, while we were homeschooling [Read More...]

Radio Silence

Fell asleep at work today.  Homeschool, work, life.  Mommy needs a nap. Will resume tomorrow. [Read more...]

Day 3 of Mind in the Making – Communication

“This is where it happened.” That’s how Ezra began one of his tall tales last year.  As he and Jeff were walking by a corner in Central Square, Ezra launched into a story of how my mother was mugged the last time she was in town and crossing the street with Ezra on that very [Read More...]

Day 2 of Mind in the Making – Getting Perspective

On our first visit to the MFA two weeks ago, Jake asked the boys, “Do you know the three rules of an art museum?” Ezra responded quickly and exuberantly.  “No violence!” “OK – four rules,” Jake replied while laughing. I don’t know what kind of kids Jake normally gets at the museum, but for my [Read More...]

Day 1 of Mind in the Making – Focus!

“Can we please focus?!” This is a plea the boys hear many times during a typical morning.  And the answer always appears to be no.  They are too busy trying to stay in their seats, sometimes literally gripping the sides to keep from bouncing up.  They are too distracted by their brother’s work and what number [Read More...]

Mind In The Making

Do you find yourself talking about executive function skills at cocktail parties these days? OK – neither do I.  But only because no one invites me to cocktail parties.  If they did, though, I might ruin their soiree by blathering on about the latest trend in how to obsess about having the perfect child. When [Read More...]

Capitalization

Today was a hard day.  It was rainy and we didn’t get outside. Our Au Pair was leaving for DC so the boys had to come to work with me.  And I was exhausted. But I soldiered on and we got through most of their work.  Near the end of the day, I tried to [Read More...]

I’m Bored

Are you bored with this blog yet?  The posts are not as funny.  I’m not as nervous.  And it’s hard to think of something to say every day or so.  It turns out that I am finding homeschooling to be a blast (when I don’t hate being with my kids), and blogging to be far [Read More...]

Base-10 Freak

Despite my claims of being cool a few posts back, in many ways I’m a freak.  Planes, bats, and lightening turn me into a raving lunatic – hence the Lorazepam stash I considered breaking in to a few weeks back.  Breaching whales, high thread count sheets, and Pecan Sandies have all given me spasms of [Read More...]


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