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Open Mind

On a regular basis, we counsel our daughter to have an open mind, especially when it comes to foods.  There have been a number of  occasions, after initial hesitation, she has found she really likes a new food.  She wanted … Continue reading

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Christmas Cookies

Today our daughter had a cookie making/ baking party with a couple of friends and three aunties, two of whom came in from out of town for the event.  The actual event is over and the friends have headed home. … Continue reading

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Elf on the Shelf

One of our daughter’s honorary aunties gave her an early Christmas present – an Elf on the Shelf, accompanied by a book of explanation.  It’s a great way to reinforce the notion that Santa knows whether you’ve been good or … Continue reading

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Horses

Our daughter has been taking riding lessons at a stable about 45 minutes from us out in the country.  Once you get through the exurbs, full of congestion and ugly strip malls on seemingly every corner, the winding country roads … Continue reading

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Favorite Colors

My daughter loves to play hard and get dirty doing so.  She’s a tough little cookie, who when she falls down, usually pops right up, brushing her hands and moving right on.  She loves jeans and crocs, all the better … Continue reading

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Privilege

I had an email exchange from my similarly situated friend (5 year old daughter/ first time dad in 50s) touching base.  We shared our daughters’ Halloween experiences.  My daughter was a mermaid and accompanied by her two labrador retrievers, one … Continue reading

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Holding Down the Fort

As Mommy sometimes does, she’s been out of town for the past three days, attending a conference in Canada.  When she’s gone, Daddy and daughter get to hold down the fort together.  In her five and a fraction years, our … Continue reading

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An Unexpected Moment

On Monday morning, the school bus was a no-show.  We arrived at the bus stop 10 minutes prior to scheduled time.  40 minutes later – a full 30 minutes late – we walked back up the hill of our cul-de-sac … Continue reading

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Sunday Walk in the Park

On Sunday, my wife, my daughter and I took our two Labrador Retrievers for a walk in a nearby park.  There you will find a dog park (a fenced in area for dogs to run free), trails, soccer fields (every … Continue reading

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Swimming Lessons as Life Lessons

At present our daughter is learning to swim and play soccer.  In a couple more months, she will had two years of swimming lessons.  She is getting quite proficient, confident, and safe, all positive developments. Watching her learn new skills … Continue reading

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