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Stupidly Enlightening

January 27, 2014

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Over the weekend, I did something colossally stupid – and very enlightening. I accidentally took Benjamin’s ADD medication – and some of his anti-anxiety medication, too. I know. It astounds even me. Basically, I was multi-tasking.  I was on the phone with a friend working out a potential carpool situation ahead of Sunday School, preparing […]

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That Call

May 1, 2013

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You know the day is coming. I mean, it doesn’t take much to look around and see what is going on in the world, in the country, to know you’re going to get that call.  If your kid is at a Jewish day school, the likelihood of that call is exponentially greater. And then one […]

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Closing the Book: A Project for Benjamin

April 18, 2013

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  We are moving soon. Well, we hope we are.  Our house has been on the market since the end of November, we had an offer in mid-March, but never made it out of the Option period because the potential buyers backed out.  I was so tired of the endless showings (now up to 76 […]

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Nice to Have You Back, Mighty Mighty Benjamite

March 11, 2013

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Dear Benjamin: It’s been a good while since one of these notes has been written to you. You are six-and-a-half now and in Kindergarten. You’ll figure out soon enough you are older than everyone in your class because we “bridged” you, but you may not know why. You see, your mid-July birthday brought gifted you […]

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End Scene: Waiting Room Wednesdays

August 8, 2012

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Today was Benjamin’s last speech session. As of 9:15am today there are no more Waiting Room Wednesdays. This feels weird. And sad. I may or may not have gotten teary-eyed hugging our speech therapist that has worked with Benjamin off and on for two-and-a-half years. I haven’t written much about it, but Waiting Room Wednesdays […]

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Friday Collection

March 2, 2012

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For the first time in a year, Benjamin was sort of sick. I say sort of because even when he is actually sick he doesn’t really accept that and just marches on as if not much has really changed. He’s kind of tough that way. But at some point this week the body took over […]

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Day One of School: The Last and the Middle

August 22, 2011

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Today is Day One of Fifth Grade for Leah and Transitional Kindergarten for Benjamin. The first day of the last year of elementary school – and the first day of a “bridge year” for Benjamin. There’s a lot riding on this year. There is hard work and harder work, maturing and accepting, preparation and decisions […]

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Mighty Mighty Benjamite: Five. A Whole Hand.

July 18, 2011

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Dear Benjamin, Yesterday you turned five. I think this was the first birthday where you really understood how special a birthday is and I’ve never seen you so excited. The moment the calendar read “July” it was all you could talk about. While the theme of the day may have changed 100 times (you went […]

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Mighty Mighty Benjamite: Year Four and Three-Quarters

March 23, 2011

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Dear Benjamin, Well, look at you.  All “growed up” and being a boy.  I thought you should know that you have astounded me these past few months.  Not only are you growing like a weed (and a very tall weed at that), but you are showing me things about your personality faster than I can […]

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Hanukah Lists 2010

November 8, 2010

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Image by SilenceofNight Leah decided to help Benjamin make his Hanukah wish list this year. By the looks of it he had very little to do with it. Or he’s nuts. Either could be true. Or both. Benajmin: 1. Spongebob Computer 2. Socks 3. iPad 4. iPhone 5. Underwear 6. Monkey 7. Wizard Wand 8. […]

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