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Growing Up, the Good and the Bad

My little girls are in preschool. Both in the ‘wow, they’re growing up’ way, and in the ‘they are actually, right now, not in my house’ way. Both ways are fantastic. But, let’s talk about growing up. I have a … Continue reading

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Toddler Tricks – 68: Complain Loud and Clear

Problem: You’ve signed you child up for some activity. Whether it started out strong and slowly began to dwindle or it just wasn’t what you expected from the start, both you and your child are disappointed in the program. Do … Continue reading

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Preschool Woes

“Mama, I don’t want to go to school. I want to stay home.” “But you like school, don’t you?” “No, I don’t like it.” “Well, what do you do in school. Play games? Read stories? Make sandcastles? Feed ducks? Sing?” … Continue reading

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The Rules of Preschool

This will be the preschool edition. Here’s a list of things that I have learned these past two weeks, the hard way. 1) When you drop your kid off, drop him off and go. They told me to do this. … Continue reading

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The Hygiene Hypothesis Disproved

Vindication for my dear friend, Jo. As you know by now, we’ve been sick since preschool started. We’re on day 13 of “oh, so I guess we’re all still sick.” We’re at the point where we’re sure every night before … Continue reading

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The Hygiene Hypothesis, Take Two

Jo has a problem with germs. A big problem. She hates them and has waged full-out war with them, and I, for one, support her cause…at least armchair style.  You see, Jo’s motto goes like this: ” Avoid What You … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Cesspool, I mean, Preschool

So, it is Thursday. The babies should be well into their learning and playing at preschool. But no. They’re here with me. Watching Sesame St., no less. This is not because I feel I can do a better job teaching … Continue reading

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The Dreaded First Day of School

I’m sitting here, listening to the whirring of my kitchen lights because for the first time in the 18 months we’ve lived here, I can hear them. It’s quiet here, now, too quiet. I work from home, so you’d think … Continue reading

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The Preschool Problem – Part IV: The Visits

School  1:   I walk into the first preschool building with a twin on each hand at 12:30 p.m. It’s a small place, three rooms total, with a small playground outside. It’s old. It’s not sparklingly clean, but it’s not … Continue reading

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The Preschool Problem – Part II: The Phone Calls

Fun fact about preschools here: Did you know the registration takes place in January? In January! For the next year. January. See, my thought was, welp, the school year just ended, guess it’s time to call for the next one. … Continue reading

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