kids say the darndest things

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Name game

No longer next door, but still in our hearts, our former neighbors continue to entertain us. Their four kids call us Mr. and Mrs. Basil, and as a result think of our family as “The Basils.” This week we found out just how ingrained the notion is. Basil stopped by to see them Tuesday and … Continue reading

Off-color remarks

Weeks after Catherine’s camp gig ended, she’s still entertaining us with funny stories from her days watching the 3- and 4-year-olds. D. was one of her favorite campers, a real mush-bug who liked to snuggle in Catherine’s lap during circle time. One morning, D. came toward Catherine while the kids were drawing, uncapped Sharpie marker … Continue reading

Life lessons — one block at a time

Sometimes, you can’t argue with a kid’s logic, however it flies in the face of convention. We were just home yesterday evening from a whirlwind trip to Cambridge, MA, where we visited Lesley University (Catherine liked it!) and settling in to our comfy clothes when a blood-curdling wail pierced the dusk. One of the three … Continue reading

Going campy at camp

Yesterday marked the last day of camp for Catherine. The Young Leaders Program runs only five weeks each summer, which is far too short. However, it seems she has distinguished herself quite nicely. The person in charge of the YLPs told her he hoped to see her next summer — which would mean an actual … Continue reading