Category: Family

Eleven Days

Eleven days. The first eleven days in the month of March. That’s all it took to see some pretty spectacular stuff out of our schools. We started on Friday night, March 1st. It was senior night for the varsity boys’ basketball game.

Class Choices

  I am cleaning up the kitchen after family suppers, and our Spanish daughter-for-the-year is sitting at the counter. Her Chrome book is out, and her head phones are off her head. My mind is mulling over mundane, random thoughts, like wondering if I should be “really” cleaning the counter with soap, or if the Read More …

Parent Lesson #1385

I have a confession to make. I suppose it’s not a surprise to anyone, and I imagine that many–or even all–parents can make this same confession. I worry about my children’s grades. Sometimes, too, I worry that their school achievements are a reflection directly back on me, as their mother. Of course, I tell them Read More …

Reflections from Spain

They are four abreast as they walk along the sidewalk in Barcelona. My two sons flank their Spanish sister, my daughter leaning slightly forward and into the conversation from the end. I can’t hear their exact words, just the tones of their voices mixing together. They tease and cajole. They push and playfully jostle, and Read More …