Monthly Archives: April 2018

Do We Have Any Pizza Left Mom?

Monday, April 30th 2018 AT RISE:  Mom & kids are walking to the bus stop before school the day before Boy turns ten. Boy:  Hey Mom? Mom:  Yeah babe? Boy:  Do we have any pizza left? Mom:  Well yeah (there are … Continue reading

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5 Things Daddy Style

Sunday, April 29th 2018 AT RISE:  It is the day after the Boy’s Improv Comedy Birthday Workshop Party, and the Oberhauser four are playing “5 Things” around breafkast. GAVIN:  Daddy!  Five types of BUNNIES! ALL:  [Laughing.  Perhaps glancing over at … Continue reading

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Extra Long

Saturday, April 28th 2018 AT RISE:   The Oberhauser four are driving back from the birthday party. ClaraJane:  Oh Dada, you have to stop extra long because there’s two stop signs! SCENE. ♥♥

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I Love You Gavin

Friday, April 27th 2018   AT RISE: Mom and 6 y/o ClaraJane and <10 y/o Gavin are in the kitchen making birthday cupcakes and cake.  It is momentarily quiet. Girl:  I love you Gavin.  I’m happy for you.  I’m excited … Continue reading

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Keep the Lesson, Lose the Guilt

Friday, April 27th 2018 Dear Gavin: Regarding your breaking school policy today by playing a (violent) video game during free time: Now that we have talked it under and over, here are some observations: This was a poorly timed, useful … Continue reading

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A Most Progressive 10th Birthday

Wednesday, April 25th 2018   Trick Question:  What do Bernie Sanders, The Declaration of Independence and my son’s 10th Birthday have in common? Here’s the story. 1)  When I ask my son whom he would like to invite to his … Continue reading

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At Rise: Girls Are Smart

Wednesday, April 25th 2018   AT RISE:  Mom, 9 y/o Gavin and 6 y/o ClaraJane are in the kids’ bedroom getting dressed for school. ClaraJane:  “Girls are smart, girls are wise, girls have the power for the prize.” Gavin:  Wait, … Continue reading

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