Author: Dogwood Girl

Nicest Thing Anyone’s Said to Me in Ages . . .

Tiller just said to me, “Mama, you sure do make great paper airplanes.” I just love the low-tech paper airplanes. You fold a couple for each kid (making sure to reinforce with some Scotch tape, or else you will spend all afternoon refolding them) and then send them off to decorate them with crayons and markers. Then it’s off to… Read more →

Obama Speech Review, by Rollie

After all that school speech hubbub, Rollie came home from school and didn’t say a thing about it. I didn’t ask, because I knew Todd would want to hear what he had to say about it, too, and you don’t ask a six-year-old what happened at school that day more than once and expect to live. You would die a… Read more →

Taking Off the Training Wheels

In all the school speech hubbub of yesterday, I didn’t get around to posting what I really wanted to post: My baby boy learned to ride his bike without training wheels yesterday. My mom told me that I started wanting to learn to ride my bike at age four. She said all the older kids were riding theirs, and I… Read more →

I Can’t Make This Stuff Up. . .

From the principal at my son’s school: “Dear Parents, I just received final clarification about the President’s Address Tuesday. Per the Superintendent, [the school] will be showing the speech live. If parents do not wish to have their child view the speech, they will need to contact their homeroom teacher. Alternative activities will be in place for those students. I… Read more →

Seriously?

The following is a note from my son’s school’s principal, via the PTA. . . “Dear [name of Elementary School] Families, As you may be aware, President Obama is scheduled to address the nation’s schoolchildren on Tuesday. However, [our school] will be postponing the viewing to later in the week. I will be sending a letter home on Tuesday explaining… Read more →