Tagged with Gretchen

My Daughter is Playing #Ftball

Gretchen. My little Gretchen. My little fighter. Theo’s biggest advocate. It’s been a tough winter on her brother and, as a result, Miss Gretchen is feeling the pinch. At least that’s what I think is going on. That, plus, Miss Olena acted this same way last year. Now, it’s Gretchen’s turn, to TAKE IT ALL … Continue reading

The Locked Diary

Her long, delicate fingers, clutched the newly purchased diary. Gretchen has a new treasure — and it locks her secrets away. Books are wonderful things. Stories can take you up and away, help you explore new worlds, learn about mammals, open up endless possibilities. An open book is truly a treasure on another level. And … Continue reading

My Daughter Showed Me to Slow Down

Yet another chaotic weekend, one that never, ever seems to last long enough (as confirmed by Miss Olena), gave way to yet another crazy Monday morning. Our mornings are not for the weak… From the moment our feet hit the floor, it’s get ready, get dressed, get the kids up, keep the kids in line, … Continue reading

You Are Impossible!

My dear, I love you, but you are impossible. Who said that? And why? This mom. Me. It was math. Subtraction made me do it. The girls sat down to do their homework and instantly when Gretchen found out it was subtraction, she said (no, whined) that she could not do it. Now, if you … Continue reading

Lookey Lookey! We’re BACK

Pbthhhhhhhhhhh! Well, another summer has come and gone and like that we have a house full of third graders. It was an up and down time for us with, thankfully, more UPS than downs. After being without a job, dad started a new position in Syracuse. After a week of misbehavior we figured out Theodore … Continue reading

My Gretchen: Miss Adventure

Saturday was a big day, and night, for one Miss Adventure… and she couldn’t wait to get going! While both girls were invited, only Gretchen, after a long night of cheering on her cousin Justyna (who was running at the Oneida Invitational for Whitesboro Track & Field), was game for her FIRST SLEEPOVER!!  As soon … Continue reading

Then, There’s These Two

 I must admit, I do tend to tell my friends about every little thing that Theo does. Not because it’s earth-shattering, but, as a special needs parent when your kid does something spectacular you like to shout it from the mountain. Well, he’s got two pretty smart sisters who should also be praised for all … Continue reading

You, School, NOW! (OK, Tomorrow)

That’s right. Little Gretchen. You are going to school tomorrow. I write this quick knowing I need to get to bed very soon (thanks time change for stealing my thunder). Gretchen is overcoming a bout of strep. She hasn’t had strep in a while but it knocked her flat. First, we couldn’t figure out what … Continue reading