Frances: Did you ever realize that we don’t see our own faces? We don’t know if mirrors are lying. We never know what we truly look like.
I just found this gem of a conversation. Frances had just turned four. Frances: The ugly duckling is really a swan? The swan egg got accidentally into the duck nest? How could that have happened? That doesn’t make any sense…! Me: Uh…
Frances needs structure — lots of it. In the past, summers have been very difficult for her for this reason. So, school has ended for the summer break, and we have encountered a little difficulty in this regard: we had signed Frances up for a summer filled with day camp through her school; unfortunately, theContinue reading “Summer and structure”
One day, when Frances was about 18 months old, she took hundreds of children’s books off a set of shelves in the living room and stood on top of the haphazard pile to get more. She sometimes lined the entire house with a path of books that encompassed the dining room table and led backContinue reading “When it’s quiet…”