“I’m just sitting here pondering everything that has gotten me to this point in my life. I get lost in my thoughts. It’s a good place to get lost because you will always find your way back.” (Frances, 12) My little girl has been home from school this week because she is sick again. ThoughContinue reading “Wisdom”
I was explaining to 12yo Frances that, even though I’d once been in a cycling accident, I hadn’t ended up in hospital with broken bones. She said, “See? You’re decently smart.” Ok, but I…It’s just…I don’t know why she thought that might be an issue for me? 🤷♀️ 😂 #asd #zingedagain
So, we reached a milestone yesterday, but I really think that I should put it in some perspective, give it some context. Frances has had many milestones to reach over the years. You wouldn’t know it unless you had been around us at the time, but there was a point at which we didn’t knowContinue reading “Milestones: the infancy through toddler years”
Frances has officially finished Grade 5. Her report card was excellent, and her teacher described her as “witty and sassy and delightful.” Frances’s teacher and I actually discussed my child’s humour which she described as dry beyond her years. It often does catch me (and her teacher) off guard. Take, for instance, the other evening.Continue reading “Something to consider…”
Frances has a very dry sense of humour that appears at really funny times. For example, every weekend, she and I have a sleepover: we usually camp out in a fort in the living room, watch a movie and eat popcorn. Recently, my bed was the site of the sleepover, and I found myself oftenContinue reading “Over the edge”
Frances has always loved to play with light and light-emitting objects. Here, she is holding a smallish green toy.
I’m glad to see that her recent interest in listening to music on her iPod isn’t interfering with her reading.
As I’ve noted before, my 10-year-old daughter appears younger and sounds older. Recently, while deciding which pair to wear, Frances said, “This is a proper pyjama ensemble.”