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My Daughter’s First Day of School

After 4 years of preschool (and 3 different preschools), Sonja finally started Kindergarten yesterday. The rest of the grades started on Tuesday, but the Kindergartners waited until Friday, in the meantime getting a chance to check out the school and … Continue reading

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My Five-and-a-Half-Year Old

The first time I wrote what was to become the “Sonja Quarterly Update,” she was six- months old. I hadn’t done one at three-months because the idea had yet to occur to me. One thing that I say in the … Continue reading

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My Five-and-a-Quarter Year Old

She’s my little insomniac, but the nice thing about insomniacs is they sleep in. Continue reading

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My Five-Year-Old Well-Child

Since she’s such a picky eater, I’ve decided to use Sonja’s pre-kindergarten gap year to get her more comfortable with lunchbox foods. We’re working on ham sandwiches. Continue reading

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My 5-Year-Old

The other day she yelled that she didn’t love me anymore because I was always yelling at her, which was heartbreaking in its reminder that my impatience has impact on her, and terrifying in its preview of teenage dramatics. Continue reading

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My Four-and-Three-Quarters Year Old

Just how many years can a child go to preschool? This four-and-three-quarters year old just finished up her third year, and thanks to the strict no-testing policy of our school district, she will have to return for one more year … Continue reading

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My Three-and-a-Quarter Year Old

The most noise she made was during the very cute short that played before the film. A dog doesn’t get the food he wants and looks sad. “Oh that poor dog,” she said. Continue reading

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My 2 Year Old

I know you’re not supposed to be able to tell this early but I’m calling it here and now – she’s right-handed. Continue reading

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My 18-Month Old

She will walk the entire length of the mall with no complaint, straying in to stores with loud music so she can dance. I almost never bother with the stroller anymore, knowing it’s just a matter of minutes, sometimes seconds, before she will insist on getting down. Continue reading

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My Six Month Old

My daughter will turn six months old in a week and a half, and I’m thinking of having a small get-together. Nothing much, just dinner with family and maybe a cake. But the celebration isn’t for my daughter, it’s for … Continue reading

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