Category Archives: CJ Sez

CJ Sez: Things I Never Said in 3rd Grade

Monday, October 21st 2019 1) CJ:   Mom? Well, right, I never said that.  But I digress.   2) CJ:  Mom?  Me:  Hmm? CJ:  Did you know that some scientists hypothesize that black holes lead to another universe? Me:  Wow, well … Continue reading

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AT RISE: I’m Glad You’re You

Thursday, October 3rd 2019 AT RISE: It is morning time in bed before school.   Mom and Girl open their eyes at the same time face-to-face in the big bed.   In a wave of happiness they throw their arms around each … Continue reading

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At Rise: Dance Hair

Saturday, September 27th 2019   AT RISE: Mom has finished parking the car before ClaraJane’s Saturday morning tap class. CJ: Ready Mom? Mom: Yes. You want help with your hair? CJ: No thanks. Mom: You did it yourself? CJ: Yup! … Continue reading

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Mommy Daughter Date

Friday, September 13th 2019 “This is so fun Mom, thank you!  More fun tahn an amusement park,” she says, stroking my face again…   2019-09-13 Mommy Daughter Date [0:36]:   The best moments are STILL off camera. There is no … Continue reading

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AT RISE: Acceptance

Friday, September 13th 2019:  Part 2 of 2   AT RISE:  The Girls are still on their Mommy-Daughter Dinner Date, laughing at this photo of Peter Parker. CJ [Voicing the cat]:  ‘When I jumped up here, my donkey didn’t make it!’ … Continue reading

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AT RISE: Forgiveness

Friday, September 13th 2019:  Part 1 of 2     AT RISE:  The Ladies are enjoying a Mommy-Daughter dinner date at the Middle East Restaurant in Central Square, Cambridge MA. ClaraJane:  Mom, it’s okay when you say ‘ass.’ Mom:  ?! … Continue reading

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C + M

2019   I actually have such an abundance of love notes from my daughter that I collage them into her art books. I don’t think it’s a kid’s obligation to love their parents. I don’t feel I did anything explicit … Continue reading

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