Impeccable logic

On this day in 2011, when Frances was merely four-years-and-one-month old, we had the following conversation: Frances: Why do I have to go to preschool? Me: Well, it’s to help you be okay spending time away from me when you go to junior kindergarten in September. Frances: How long is junior kindergarten every day? Me:Continue reading “Impeccable logic”


When Frances was three and her sister was six,  I took a large piece of wood, covered it with white felt, and used sticky dollar-store decals to make a story board. The goal was to have the girls make up stories using pictures.  

The light fantastic

Frances has a wonderful relationship with light — her lifelong fascination has enabled her to distinguish between two closely related shades of a colour seen months apart. (In fact, she couldn’t concentrate on anything other than the fact that the blue playdough at the play centre was slightly lighter than it had been six monthsContinue reading “The light fantastic”