Boundless energy

If I’m not mistaken, around the time of middle school is when children seem to slow down. They stop “playing” at recess, and instead they stand around talking with one another or in groups. They may go for walks. It’s quite a change when it happens. This hasn’t happened yet for Frances. She still plays,Continue reading “Boundless energy”

No pink dinosaurs this year

It’s birthday-planning time again. Time has flown by in the blink of an eye. I find it hard to believe, but Frances will be 11 years old this month. She is younger socially (about 8/9) and older intellectually (about 14/15). But buying gifts isn’t as difficult as it may sound; she still only has oneContinue reading “No pink dinosaurs this year”

What about Bob?

Frances discovered Bob Ross and The Joy of Painting this morning on Netflix.  She found his mellow voice and unquestionably effectual techniques quite soothing, and asked, “Would this count as a documentary?” While technically not a documentary, I agreed to her watching it at bedtime because it has such an hypnotic effect on her. BobContinue reading “What about Bob?”