Author Archives: Peter

What She Did on Spring Break

It’s been a busy week for my daughter.  It’s her Spring Break. It began with a school-wide Fun Run on the Friday before. Having never run anything like that before, she was rather nervous.  She wasn’t the only one.  Her … Continue reading

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How Does She Know?

There is an old joke about the greatest invention ever.  After several worthy examples, it is suggested that the thermos bottle is the greatest ever.  When asked why, the response given is “When it’s filled hot, it stays hot and … Continue reading

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A Single Sweet Sound to Sum It Up

Returning home from a trip recently, I heard it when I pulled my car into the garage.  Just last week, visiting my daughter’s classroom – planned with her teacher, unknown to her, I heard it again.  If truth be told, … Continue reading

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Gardening Girls

My daughter’s elementary school has a couple of interior green space courtyards that appear, to us, to be under-utilized.  Several weeks ago, my wife volunteered to put in a vegetable garden to give the kindergartners a hands on view of … Continue reading

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A Rose by any Other Name Would Smell as Sweet

My daughter had a homework assignment that involved writing down the names of family members and determining which names had the fewest and most vowels.  Pretty simple, eh?  Perhaps not so simple, when Daddy complicates it a bit. Moving a … Continue reading

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Grandma

Grandma visited us last week. It’s always a well-appreciated special treat when my daughter and mother get together, either here or there.  There – a thousand miles away – has become a bit more tricky since my daughter is now … Continue reading

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Imitation and Keeping Up

Last weekend, our daughter, while out walking the dogs in a nearby park, saw another girl around her age riding her bike, quite well, in fact.  This prompted our daughter to want to get her bike out and and start … Continue reading

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Two Cents Worth

Our daughter, sometimes known as the little boss, likes to make her opinions known. The pictured book above is a collection of rental properties belonging to the National Trust in the United Kingdom.  When we travel, either in the United … Continue reading

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Reading and Writing

Our kindergarten-aged daughter has been involved in the early stages of reading and writing for some time.  We’ve read to her virtually daily since she was a real wee one. Until recently reading has meant our reading to her, not … Continue reading

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Hot Pink …

It’s no secret that our daughter is smitten with all things pink (and purple).  She has insisted on dressing herself for at least a couple of years.   More importantly, it’s the choosing of outfits over the actual dressing, although … Continue reading

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