Tag Archives: Tonka

Sometimes He Surprises Me in a Good Way

Tonka had his birthday party today, at a gymnastics centre. Having outsourced the actual party, and having devoted much energy to preparing for his sister’s birthday celebration two days ago, and to dealing with Queenie’s predictable-but-still-exhausting emotional difficulties with celebrating … Continue reading

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Adventures in Speech Therapy

The boy is almost finished with speech therapy, although he still has some language therapy ahead of him. He’s worked hard over the past four years and he’s made incredible progress. The only speech issue that remains is a tendency … Continue reading

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He’s Destined for Greatness

A couple of weeks ago I took all three kids, plus two friends, to the climbing gym. This in itself was not that unusual. We practically live at the climbing gym. What was unusual about this trip was that when … Continue reading

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My Son the Bad Influence

Actual e-mail that just arrived in my inbox: Thanks a lot for letting Tonka get a Mohawk…we spent the night in tense negotiations with [Tonka’s classmate] not to cut his lovely locks! Awesome. Five years old and he’s already getting his peers into … Continue reading

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This Must Be A Record

At bedtime Tonka was playing with his tooth. It was supposed to stay in the little dish on his headboard, but he just couldn’t resist handling it when he was supposed to be going to sleep. Of course, as anyone … Continue reading

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Jack-O-Lantern Smile

Tonka lost his first tooth today. Twice. After it was out, Queen Bee managed to convince him to take it into the bathroom to wash it. There was really no need – it was so ready to fall out that … Continue reading

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Another Random Observation

Son, I love that you are independent enough to get your own snacks, and I adore the fact that you want to share. But in future, please don’t add miniature marshmallows to my coffee without asking. That’s just not a pleasant … Continue reading

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