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The Invisible Boys

My boy has four invisible friends that we’ve never met. In fact, he’s never met them either…not in real life. Over time, my TBP has found a group of fellow video gamers that he plays with daily. Sometimes the four of them play together and other days it’s any combination of them. They have learned … Continue reading

Visitation Times

One of the aspects of parenthood that you can’t escape is play dates.  It is part of the gig. I didn’t realize how introverted I was until I became a parent. I think it was just as hard for me to go to a new playground or Mommy and Me gymnastics session, as it was … Continue reading

That Camaraderie

In the beginning, my son’s interest in video games was just about playing the game. Soon, the creating and the learning morphed into a strong desire to compete. As my son was driven to outdo his previous scores and conquests, his stamina and persistence grew. Gaming is serious to him, like a full-time job that counts on his important … Continue reading

Feelings, Whoa Whoa Whoa

With the first week of summer vacation almost under my belt, I have experienced a few important “Ah Ha” moments that I should have seen coming. First of all, summer is not like that old Country Time Lemonade commercial. At least not in my house! So far, my days haven’t been carefree, picnic having, tire … Continue reading

Repeat Play Performance

This weekend, my hermit…I mean my son, had a play date with a friend from school.  This was a repeat play date which makes me think that there could be more in his future. This boy is a nice kid from his previous class.  My son and this friend used to eat lunch and play at … Continue reading

The Chosen One

Homeschooling can be wonderful, challenging, rewarding, and isolating. Being new at it, we have to work to create a balance.  One aspect that requires more effort is maintaining social relationships. For several weeks, we asked about play dates, but my son was not interested in seeing anyone.  I don’t know if he was embarrassed or wondered about … Continue reading

We Are Moving On

On the way home today, I thought about all the ways that we are moving on. We are moving on as we schedule a meeting to find out more about a new private school.  This school seems to be just what we would dream and create if we had an unlimited budget and hours of free … Continue reading

Birds of a Feather

Today, I am shocked by an email that I received from my son’s school, but not for the reasons that you might expect. For three years, I have felt compelled to try to explain my son to his school staff. When they focus on his lack of effort, I remind them of his sensory issues. … Continue reading

The Best One

Last week, my son was asked to reflect about his own strengths and weaknesses.  I shared his thoughts, and my feelings about his thoughts, in a post called A Smarter Kind of Me. The whole idea of knowing yourself and knowing your child continued with another lesson. During Curriculum Night, the teacher left a questionnaire … Continue reading

A Smarter Kind of Me

I start this post out with a large SIGH everyone. I am trying to figure my way through the new expectations of third grade and my son isn’t helping very much!  When I wasn’t working full-time, I was far more aware of the expectations and procedures and this year…well, I’m not. As I was looking … Continue reading