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As the child grows…

When AJ was little, he had mad empathy. When other babies would cry, he would wail like crazy. This has never left him and I’m inclined to believe it’s part of his temperament. He’s always been the caretaker in this house, and I think it’s because he sees that when one of us is sick, ...
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That’s my boy

Please welcome my guest blogger, LEON! Until recently, I have never really been a Beatles fan. I always associated The Beatles with the bee bop music they did in the late 50s, and I disliked it. Then recently we got Rock Band: The Beatles and that all changed. I realized that I knew dozens of good ...
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Interview with an 8-year old: Part two

Since my last interview with AJ went so well, I decided that maybe this should be a running feature. I’ve kept my eye out for something that might pertain to him, as he does better with structured questions and I was looking forward to hearing his answers in response to some hilarious questions. I was ...
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Helping Children say goodbye

On Wednesday, I picked up a subdued AJ from school and prepared to bring him home. I expected him to be jubilant as he’d spent all day on a field trip and it was his last full day of school for for 3 months! As a child, I remembered the last week of school as ...
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Why a small children’s party is as good, if not better than a large party

Today, I was reading Jen’s blog (which, if you haven’t read it, you should) on her child’s birthday party and the quandary she is in due to the creativity of her son and his having invited most of the school and the neighboring 3 counties (my author liberty) to his birthday party. When I finished reading ...
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Stick a fork in me: Interview with my child

I said I’d never do it, but I lied. I’m not a meme person, but since I share AJ with you guys, at least in spirit, I couldn’t NOT share this. Besides, it’s in the spirit of Mother’s Day…which was last week. A hat tip goes out to All & Sundry who ganked this from someone ...
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AJ’s leftovers

April 14, 2009 AJ said that if he got bitten by a King “Crowba” (Cobra), he would spend his last 30 minutes alive doing “whatever he wanted” which would include eating all the ice cream he wanted, riding rollercoasters and killing the King Crowba. April 18, 2009 Today, I noticed AJ had two red spots on his face, ...
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In which my head blows up: Chronic Migraines are painful

Yesterday, I was reading a blog from one of my co-bloggers, Dad Gone Mad. He was talking about his first migraine and how he only thought he knew what they were about until he’d had one himself. I think this is true about many things, including mental illness—the idea that until you experience it first ...
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Bad to the burn: I’m sunburned on half my body!

Weekends around here have become all AJ all the time starting this weekend. It was this way during basketball season, but now that baseball is here, and we have TWO games per week, I’m questioning our devotion to our spawn. Weekends are to be fun, relaxing time. What occurred this weekend was neither and we ...
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