Category: Milestones

The wiggly tooth that drove everyone crazy

Our son is now missing three baby teeth, but I can’t really say he “lost” any of them. Two were yanked by the dentist (they were interfering with adult teeth trying to grow in) and the third was yanked by yours truly during a… Continue Reading “The wiggly tooth that drove everyone crazy”

When swimming lessons changed for our family

I folded the towel to make a pillow for my head, leaned back in the Adirondack chair, lowered my sunglasses and let my eyes close slowly. The warm air and the lulling sound of the water were making me sleepy. No, I wasn’t on… Continue Reading “When swimming lessons changed for our family”

How (and why) we taught our kids to cross the street

It was a big step — about 15 little kid-sized steps, actually — letting our kids cross the street without an adult. I had no idea at what age it was supposed to happen, but I didn’t think it would be so soon. It’s… Continue Reading “How (and why) we taught our kids to cross the street”

The (very) last day of preschool

Our youngest finishes preschool today, which marks the end of FOUR YEARS (between both kids) at the loveliest little preschool on the planet. For real. Wasn’t it not that long ago that D was going off for his first day? And finishing HIS two… Continue Reading “The (very) last day of preschool”

Learning to ride a bike

  I’d been feeling sort of uncomfortable, all winter long, over the fact that our son hadn’t even attempted to learn how to ride a two-wheeler. Not guilty, exactly, but definitely feeling that it was a bit of a parenting fail. Here he was,… Continue Reading “Learning to ride a bike”