A Special Kind of Isolation

We can fit in. Really. I swear.

Yesterday, FD, SD, and I went over to the elementary school to pick up SD’s class assignment for first grade. They asked me, as they do annually, to check out contact card and make sure all the info is up-to-date. It was. As I handed back the green index card to a staffer she asked, “Still no additional emergency contact?” “Nope,” I said, “still no.” more…

The Best Fun Thing You Can Do with a Child

Do try this at home.

There are a lot of ways being with young children is fun. You can play with them, cuddle them, tickle them, or bounce them around. You can stand on the side and watch their silly, brilliant imaginations at work, or duck in laughter as they come careening by at crazy speed, likely en route to a spectacular slapstick wipeout. But there’s one thing that didn’t occur to me right away when FD was little more…