Category Archives: Parenting lessons — Don’t try this at home

Kim Jong TRBL

      Our second oldest daughter, Catherine, will be spending next year studying in Korea (which reminds me that I need to confirm which side of the Mason Dixon Line she’ll be on, but I’m pretty sure that she’ll … Continue reading

Posted in Parenting lessons -- Don't try this at home | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

Locked in a Fashion Emergency

Timothy made the leap from crib to big boy bed this weekend.  It’s a little later than usual to have him start sleeping in a bed, but our math went something like this – wait until he was climbing out … Continue reading

Posted in Communication, Parenting lessons -- Don't try this at home, Sleep, Weather | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

The Abominable Snowmonster

    There is nothing more that Timothy loves than a good group hug.  When he’s leaving a gathering, our little rush chairman will often reach out to different people to circle up. This is one of the cutest things … Continue reading

Posted in Doctor, Eating, Parenting lessons -- Don't try this at home | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Was that Timothy who just ran past the window?

     Timothy turned 4 years old last weekend, which he continues to celebrate with a series of tasteful celebrations.   We all enjoyed a trip to Indianapolis to celebrate the wedding of Laura’s sister, Mary Ann and her fiancé Fritz, … Continue reading

Posted in Communication, Down syndrome, Parenting lessons -- Don't try this at home | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Goooooooooooooooool!

    The human body is a perfect creation, and yet, if God had a suggestion box, I would scribble him a note about shortening the length of toddlers’ arms.  Timothy’s arms are the perfect length for reaching down into the … Continue reading

Posted in Parenting lessons -- Don't try this at home | Tagged , , , , , | 14 Comments

Our Yes Man

  Last summer, Timothy was on a kick where, if you asked him a question, he would respond by shaking his head from side to side.  No words, but his emphatic shake of the head said it all.  I called it … Continue reading

Posted in Communication, Disabilities, Doctor, Parenting lessons -- Don't try this at home, Sleep | Tagged , , | 7 Comments

Sleeping Beauty

   It was on a Saturday, just after lunch, around Timothy’s nap time, and we had an event to attend mid afternoon, and so I needed T to get a 90 minute nap before our event. Okay, wait.  Step back … Continue reading

Posted in Parenting lessons -- Don't try this at home, Sleep | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Wee Smasher

   Timothy enjoyed his first real trick or treating Halloween dressed in a costume that was somewhere between a dragon, a crocodile and T Rex.  We went out with some of the other ‘young families’ in our neighborhood, and Timothy … Continue reading

Posted in Communication, Parenting lessons -- Don't try this at home | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

A Boy and his Rug

   Catherine went to the Edina Homecoming Dance on Saturday night and people loved it when Timothy busted out his breakdancing move (yes, ‘move’ is meant to be singular) at the pre-dance photo session.  ________________________        Mealtime with … Continue reading

Posted in Communication, Eating, Parenting lessons -- Don't try this at home | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

Bermuda Triangle

    Elisabeth got home from India last Friday and walked in her Edina High School graduation on Monday.  We’re very proud of her for graduating and getting ready to go to Mount Holyoke College in the Fall.  And we’re … Continue reading

Posted in Communication, Disabilities, Down syndrome, Parenting lessons -- Don't try this at home, Spit up | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment