Getting Gritty

Getting Gritty and Getting Ready for Kindergarten       Grit. I was listening to a podcast talking about grit as being a key factor in whether or not a child succeeds in life. Seems funny, right? Aptitude, scholastic priming, and IQ all pale in comparison to your ability to tough it out, to be gritty. […]

Ode to Snow

Ode to Snow   “Daddy, why is it raining?” Michael asks as I stare in disbelief out the window. “It should be snowing, shouldn’t it?” I respond. “I miss the snow.” “Me too, buddy. Me too.” Jane walks into the conversation, “We should drink some hot chocolate to help it snow.” “Yeah!” Michael enthusiastically concurs. […]