Year 5, Day 217: Baby’s First Day of Remote Learning!

Hurricane Ian is carving a destructive swath across Florida and the Carolinas today. Having lived through Hurricane Hugo, I've witnessed firsthand just how devastating these storms can be, and I completely understood why Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools made the decision to switch to remote learning for today despite the fact that the worst damage I saw was … Continue reading Year 5, Day 217: Baby’s First Day of Remote Learning!

Year 5, Day 216: Baby’s First School Lockdown!

With Hurricane Ian continuing its lurching trek across the southeast US, we received an email this afternoon letting us know that Miles's school would be going remote tomorrow. This, however, got a bit buried, because just before that we received our first (of what I am absolutely certain will be MANY in the years to … Continue reading Year 5, Day 216: Baby’s First School Lockdown!

Year 5, Day 213: Sounds of the Night-time XII

As I was getting ready to retire to bed last night, I heard a sudden, repeating sound coming from Miles's room that was loud enough to make me jump. I darted over to his door and opened it to find Miles sitting straight up in bed, looking directly at me, and blowing quick, rhythmic raspberries … Continue reading Year 5, Day 213: Sounds of the Night-time XII