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My son is bashful. No, really, he's Bashful. As in the most shy of the seven dwarfs who took care of Snow White in the classic fairy tale.
See, he's part of his classroom's "Readers' Theater," and he's been practicing for weeks. "Readers' Theater," for those who have not attended such a swanky second-grade affair, simply means there's no memorization involved - the kids can read from a script. But it's still very exciting, because there's a stage and an audience and costumes,…Continue
Added by Diane Majeske on November 29, 2010 at 10:10pm — No Comments
It's the weekend after Thanksgiving, and the taste of pumpkin pie is just a memory.
Instead, I'm sitting cross-legged on our kitchen floor, trapped within the snake-like confines of the Christmas tree lights, and trying not to swear loud enough for the neighbors to hear.
Downstairs, Rudolph is playing on DVD, but I know no one is watching. Because they're all waiting for me. Waiting for mom to finish hanging the lights so the tree trimming can begin. Because…Continue
Added by Diane Majeske on November 27, 2010 at 11:30pm — No Comments
Okay, so I've never been a big fan of football. Even after I married a sports editor, I wasn't wild about the game. But now that I have a football-crazy little boy, I'm looking at it in a whole new way. It's not just a game - it's a math lesson. Or a geography lesson. It's fun. And it works. It's enough to make me look at sports in a whole new way . . .…Continue
Added by Diane Majeske on November 22, 2010 at 11:30pm — No Comments