Why I Have Grey Hair…

JC, my eleven-year-old, had a noun test today in his Language Arts class. He had to be able to identify different types of nouns: subjects, subject compliments, direct objects, indirect objects, and objects of a preposition. Let me tell you, Blogtropolis. I write for a living and I couldn't identify these nouns if my life…

Well Hi There! (Alternatively titled: I’m not doing Christmas cards)

Blogtropolis! What's up? I feel a little like Drew Barrymore in Never Been Kissed on that first day she goes back to high school. Poking around WordPress, my old stomping grounds, trying to fit in again with the cool kids (you). I've been gone for so long. Sorry. I've been writing, just not here. Somewhere along the…

“Happy My Teeth”

My eight-year-old son, M., has autism. For an autistic kid, M. is very in tune with other people's feelings. He shows a great amount of empathy. He gets very upset when others are upset.For example, when our house gets loud or we're arguing with M.'s older brother JC, M. gets very unsettled. He starts to growl.…

Funny Kid Story . . .

Today I happened upon an old email in my Lotus Archives and remembered this funny kid story and thought I'd share. About five years ago, my then-five-year-old, JC, loved to watch a television show called "How It's Made." I think it was on the Discovery Channel (it may still be). He loved the episodes showing…

Sweet Defiance

My son, JC, who turns 10 at the end of the month, has what he calls "interests."  These "interests" range from particular types of jellyfish (the arctic comb jelly is his current favorite) to Star Wars, to his favorite app, Minecraft.  During the life span of any one of his "interests," he likes to research…

Elf Stress

For those of you who aren't familiar with the popular Elf on a Shelf bonanza that happens every Christmas, let me briefly explain. Some genius came up with the idea to make a toy Elf that comes to your house Thanksgiving night and makes himself at home. This Elf supposedly watches the kids and then…

Pickles, Pretzels and Piffle

Hi Everyone! Still NaNo-ing. Ugh! In the meantime, here’s a post from my Mom about her adventures with my nephew. She’s a new blogger so show her some love ! 🙂

Blue Stocking G'ma

I had the distinct pleasure of spending the night with my 3 year old grandson this week.  I have not done this before and did not know what to expect.  We decided to “camp out”.  That’s where you pull out the sofa bed in the living room and sleep there instead of in your bed in your room.  It seems he and Daddy do this on occassion and it’s fun.

E. loves to play Cut the Rope on my ipad, so that’s what we decided we would do.  He is amazingly good at this game for a kid his age and is very excited when the frog finally gets the candy.  If he has trouble with a particular level he hands it to me and says,”Here Grandma.  Tell me when you get it” and he goes off to do something else while I struggle with the game.  When I failed…

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