Category Archives: CJ Sez

Fun with ClaraJane: Adventures in Hair

Tuesday, November 17th 2020 . In “celebration” of ClaraJane “catching up” to her 4th Grade distance learning schoolwork this fall, we fulfill her long-standing wish to dye her hair. . 2020-11-17 CJ’S Hair Adventure [1:13]: . . . Voila. *

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Hospital Clowning: Clown Dogs

Friday, November 6th 2020 Join us as Dr. Sweetpea, Dr. Be Bopper and special guest star Dr. CJ share their vast knowledge about DOGS! . 2020-11-06 Drs. Sweetpea & Be Bopper & DOGS [4:04]: . #LaughterLeague #BostonChildrensHospital #PawPrints #Dogs *

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AT RISE: Special Delivery

. AT RISE: It is snowing outside. BOY is at his desk on the computer with headphones. DAUGHTER is at the table on her computer. WIFE is folding laundry on the couch. The door opens to DaddyLove arriving back home … Continue reading

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CJ Sez: A Skunk Sat On A Stump

Friday, October 30th 2020 2020-10-30 A Skunk Sat On A Stump with CJ [0:46:]: . . *

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This Bear and a Chair – A POEM by ClaraJane and Mamma

Sunday, October 25th 2020 ~ I’m tying this bear to a chair I’m not sure he wants to sit there I’m tying this bear to chair So he can’t move his derriere ~ I’m tying this bear to a chair … Continue reading

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Homeschool Headmistress: Today’s Study Break

Tuesday, October 20th 2020 When your headphones stop working, and no one on the Zoom class can hear you, and you can’t make your VoiceCast work for your Slide Deck persuasive book summary, and your Chromebook is non-responsive and even … Continue reading

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AT RISE: Did You Drag a Fart Over Here?

Wednesday, October 7th 2020 AT RISE: It is after dinner. Mom is puttering around the living room. Dad is lying on the couch looking at his phone. ClaraJane has her stuffed animal. CJ: [Grabs kindle and *hops on pop.*] [Pause.] … Continue reading

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Dear Santa from ClaraJane 2019

As I write it is late 2020 and just found this letter on the family Chromebook: ****************************************************************** 1.EARING KIT. 2.SNOW GLOBE. 3.SLIME KIT. 4.PIERCED EARS. 5.NO SCHOOL. 6.HACHAMALS. 7.AN ALIVE HAMSTER OR GERBIL !! 9.HAMSTER CAGE! 10.HAMSTER BALL! 11.HAMSTER WHEEL! … Continue reading

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At Rise: Mom, Look

Tuesday, September 22nd 2020 AT RISE: CJ: Mom, look how far I can smush my nose! MOM: [Lifts phone to point camera at her.] CJ: MOM: 😍 SCENE: 😹💕

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Rant: Mistakes

Tuesday, September 22nd 2020 Mistake #1) Don’t Cry Over Spilled Coffee Though I avoid the phone “like the plague” (can we say that anymore?), I made the mistake of making an actual live phone call on Sunday, and in my … Continue reading

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