Interview with Frances, Aged 12 years, 5 months

Current job? ~Student. I’m 12 Dream job? ~Anything that makes me enough money to run a Friesian and Lippizaner care centre attached to a vet’s office where my friends can come and ride my horses for free. Not Mummy Favorite food? ~Salad Favorite type of cat? ~Calico Favorite candy? ~Anything sour Favourite ice cream? ~MintContinue reading “Interview with Frances, Aged 12 years, 5 months”

Milestones: the infancy through toddler years

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”

J. Alfred Proof-rock

I’ve mentioned this fact before: when she was two, almost three, Frances would ask me to read to her at bedtime whatever I happened to be reading for myself at that time. Thinking she might fall asleep faster if I read the Aeneid by Virgil — because I, myself, would — I started the epicContinue reading “J. Alfred Proof-rock”

Periodic update

One fascinating aspect of 10-year-old Frances’s personality is that she remembers facts so well and that she shares them kind of…randomly. For example, the following recent conversation was brief but interesting: Frances: The atomic number of copper is 29. Me: Okay, thanks. There was no preceding conversation. We just happened to be passing each otherContinue reading “Periodic update”