Category Archives: Andrew and Isaac

behaving

Andrew and his teacher recently struck a deal that if Andrew could earn enough check marks for the appropriate behaviors they’ve been targeting, then he can tell the class a joke. And the teacher reports that this system is working … Continue reading

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little brother

Isaac has been perfecting the art of being the little brother for years now. He started at about 6 months old when he learned to scoot around and knock down Andrew’s creations AND, at the same time, learned that Andrew … Continue reading

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drawings and stories

Last night I was listening to a RadioLab show while I washed the dishes. I was trying to listen to something about 1860’s medicine and this crazy story of a doctor that would place foods inside his patient’s stomach through … Continue reading

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social skills

I read once that people that live in the margins are able to break through our cultural norms and show us greater truths from beyond ourselves. I can’t find the quote and it was better worded and sounded more academic … Continue reading

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aprons and scones

On the mornings I bake I usually write on Andrew’s schedule that he can either bake with me or play. And usually he choses play. But not always. And not yesterday. Yesterday he was excited to help make scones…so excited … Continue reading

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lately’s

1. My copy of Passion for Baking completely fell apart. All the pages fell right out of the binding and when my mom saw this she was struck with inspiration. She took my copy, put all of the pages in … Continue reading

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Roomies

Your Dad and I were very curious at what would happen when the two of you finally became roommates. At one, when Isaac was weaned and no longer needed me during the night, we rearranged our furniture, set up the … Continue reading

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communication

So last night, as both boys are fighting very green and drippy colds, they were sent to bed early. In the same room. Imagine Isaac’s delight when we sent in Andrew before he had fallen asleep. Imagine Andrew’s delight when … Continue reading

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lately’s

*on our walk yesterday: “Look Mommy! P-O-T-S! That spells ‘stop’!” *me: “Andrew, who is in charge? Mommy or Daddy?”Andrew: “Isaac!” *me: “Andrew, who is funny? Mommy or Daddy?”Andrew: “Andrew!” *Andrew has been building, building, building. It seems like he has … Continue reading

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a gentle wake-up

This morning, Andrew learned, that there are definitely consequences to sleepwalking. For example, if you end up asleep on the living room floor, your baby brother will crawl all over you when he gets up in the morning. And sometimes, … Continue reading

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