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Parenthood

Parenthood

Admit it, all of my one-post-a-week schedule aside, you keep coming back to this blog because you expect pearls of wisdom from me that you cannot get anywhere else. I’ll give you one: This whole thing called parenthood is awfully hard. There she is, just a few days old, lying…

Lola and the Frog

Lola and the Frog

Children of the age of technology acquire the weirdest mannerisms. Becky, for instance, has gotten into a habit of saying “LOL” when she is amused, rather than, you know, bursting out laughing. I’m starting to call her Lola. My other daughter, meanwhile, resides in pool heaven. She always has been…

Becky’s three words

Becky’s three words

My eldest daughter seems to be the primary source of material for my blog lately. At her request, I am putting up another of her drama class projects, so that it is publicized to my considerably larger audience. The assignment was to select 3 words that either described the person,…

Skaters’ autographs

Skaters’ autographs

It occurred to me that my girls now possess skates signed not only by the Olympic silver medalists, but an Olympic champion as well. Becky participated in a 2004 edition of Stars Stripes and Skates gala with Nancy Kerrigan. Next year, she attended a skating clinic in NYC’s Central Park…

The Brit

The Brit

I wanted to put up another video of Becky, this one of her recent number at the school Performance Showcase, but I can’t make the Facebook video download script work in my Firefox browser. The quality of that video is lacking anyway, so I have to rely on eyewitness accounts…

The Brit

Becky: Monologue of a …

I don’t want to provide the name of this little performance out of concern for what type of future Google searches it may attract. You’ll understand. This is something Becky did for a graded Drama class project at school a while ago. We decided to take a video cut for…

18 again

18 again

My oldest friends still recall that November day years ago when I came to classes dressed in a tie and a suit. I don’t know about you but at the college I attended dressing like that marked you out among the crowd of fellow students. I explained that it happened…

Belated birthday note

Belated birthday note

In the fourth year of this blog’s existence, I regressed to the point of neglecting to commemorate one of my children’s birthday. Let’s pretend that it was by design and that I wanted to conceal the fact that I am old enough to have a 15-year-old daughter… Becky’s birthday kicked…

Kimmy and Sudoku

Kimmy and Sudoku

Kimmy had an advance birthday party last Saturday (we had a bit of a scheduling problem with our customary approach of celebrating after the date, not ahead of it). She and a dozen of friends – including Big Sis and one of her friends – enjoyed an hour of fun…

Becky and Kimmy skating in a local holiday show

Natasha on UK Food channel

A few weeks ago Natasha scored free tickets to participate in a taping of a UK food channel show “Market Kitchen”. She invited a couple of girlfriends and spent half a day in a studio listening to the chef’s presentations and tasting their creations. She says it was a lot…

Becky’s three words

Romeo and Juliet

In lieu of any other content that I can provide at the moment, here is a recent masterpiece from my budding artist offspring, a music-video-ish interpretation of the immortal Shakespeare’s play by Becky and her friends. As with her poem, Becky decided that my vast audience offers a chance for…

Becky decorates

Becky decorates

The little conversation about Juno reminded me of something that I wanted to post here on the blog. Becky is always on the lookout for ways to spice up the decoration of her bedroom. Some time ago, she harvested a bunch of color-coded booklets from her school and taped them…

Lola and the Frog

Kids-related notes, 04/23/09

Kimmy has been asking Natasha to arrange for a “fun” birthday party for her this year (it’s still two months away, but it’s never too early to start thinking of one’s birthday, according to Kimmy), as opposed to our normal choice of a party in our back garden. Her interests…

You have to see this!

You have to see this!

My brother has scanned and posted a couple of childhood photos with both him and me in the picture. Anyone interested, please feel free to head over there and take a look. The first picture must be from 1978, given the age I’m guessing the brother to be at the…

Me, all happy inside

Me, all happy inside

Apropos of nothing, here is a picture of me attending to my most favorite activity – strumming the guitar in a friendly company. With a wine glass within an easy reach – or at least, prominently in the background.     This was taken during the New Year’s celebration at…

The Brit

A war poem

Becky’s history curriculum this year includes World War I, and as part of her coursework, she was supposed to imagine herself as a Wilfred Owen and write a poem about war. All I can say is that, parental bias aside, I find it amazing that such a piece can be…