Monthly Archive for October, 2010

: October, 2010

An eager driver-to-be

Sometimes I feel like I’m the last to know in my house. Most recent case-in-point: My husband took our 15-year-old daughter out for a drive — where he let her drive. This happened a few weeks ago when

Raiding the Halloween candy

My neighborhood is a big one for trick-or-treating. It’s usual for us to get several hundred kids on Halloween. So I usually start buying candy a month or so before the big event. Buying a few bags
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Making progress on the progress reports

Does your child’s school mail home progress reports? My daughter’s does. I don’t find them particularly helpful, however. “A pleasure to have in class.” “Doing good work.” “Inconsistent results on

Adding that third car

Confession time. I am not a parent who bought their kids cars when they turned 16. In fact, with the exception of a very small window of time, we were never more than a two-car family even when two

Jumping back in after a time-out

Time to re-enter the blogosphere. I haven’t posted in a week because, like many of you, I’ve had to take some time to deal with a family crisis. My dad needed some serious surgery and because my folks