Traditions

Traditions

“Mom, we do this every year!” “Yes,” I say.  “It’s tradition!” It’s funny.  Sometimes my children claim “tradition” as their right.  Shopping for deals right after Thanksgiving is just not to be messed with, even when I suggest that perhaps we could...
On the Slopes

On the Slopes

 It’s the first day of winter sports, and as I step into the lobby of the school, the kids are already lined up–and pumped up! Their voices match their energy, as we chaperones wind through their throng to receive our instructions and their Mount Snow ID cards....
Middle School Excitement

Middle School Excitement

She came home and marched straight into my office. “Mom,” she started in, before even saying hello, “Mom! Today they came from the middle school, the principal and a counselor. And they went over all this stuff with us. “We’re going to have our own lockers. Well, two...
Accepted Students’ Day

Accepted Students’ Day

It is a nasty day, full of every type of precipitation possible: freezing rain. Sleet. Snow pellets. Snow. Rain. And back around again. It’s a good day to not travel anywhere–in fact, our schools have already called an early release the night before. Still, we get up...
What’s Inside an Egg?

What’s Inside an Egg?

“We have left an egg in vinegar for three days now, in my science class at school,” my daughter informs me. “The whole shell is gone, you know.” I didn’t know. I have never left an egg in vinegar for three days, I realize. I am instantly curious and want more details....
Decision Made!

Decision Made!

We have tiptoed around the decision. We have ignored the calendar. We have not pushed. We have not opined. We have not questioned. We have not listed pros and cons of each choice. We have not asked. Sure, as parents, we’ve talked about it. With family friends, we have...