Category Archives: Theo

Of boys and haircuts and lollipops

One of the biggest challenges about having two kids (aside from, you know, taking care of two small people as opposed to one) is not comparing them. As you live through it the second time around, you are inevitably pulled back to the first time.  Then you (and by you, I mean me) start trying…

Someday

It is impossible to follow all the parenting advice we get from the moment we announce that we plan to join The Club. The toughest?  “Enjoy every moment.” There is a part of you that knows this advice comes from a place of nostalgia, from a parent who has forgotten all the miserable, tear-your-hair-out moments that…

The minor milestones

I originally wrote this as a Facebook note, back when I was new to both FB and to blogging.  Now, two and a half years later, I keep thinking back to it as I watch Theo attain each one of these.  So here it is again, with some updates in honor of the little man….

Toddler progress report

I’ve written many a progress report in my decade of being a teacher.  Recently, however, I received my first one.  For my child, that is.  Theo’s not even one and a half and only goes to Montessori two days a week, but his teacher dutifully marked out what he can and can’t do so far…

Toddler school drop-outs

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From toddlerhood through adulthood, most of us have the sense that fairness and equality require sameness. The same number of toys, the same size pieces, and the same schools, of course. Separate but equal is unjust, remember? But in parenthood, equality doesn’t mean giving each child the same. It means giving each child what they…