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  • Writing Messages of Hope

    A couple of weeks ago, A. started arriving home from school with various affirmations written all over her body. These affirmations proclaimed such positive thoughts as, “You are beautiful just the way you are!” and “You are loved,” and — my personal favorite — “Everyone is a composer of their own work.” The messages were written in black ink, in ...
  • Watching My Daughter Become A Teenager

    I love my daughter because she's paranoid about missing her TCAPS. ''I can't get sick,'' she says. ''If I miss school, I'm screwed.'' I love my daughter because she fills her agenda with dramatic annotations: I love my daughter because she creates ''remixes'' of characters from various series and writes new stories about them. (i.e. ...
  • Sneaky McSneak Sneak

    There seems to have been an underlying theme for the holidays, and that theme is Sneakiness. A. started off the holiday weekend by weaseling her way into a shortened school day on Tuesday, the last day of school before Thanksgiving Break. The whole family had been suffering from some sort of ailment over the few days leading up to Thanksgiving, ...