The seasons that don’t change

As I stretched across the bed to catch the corner of the mattress with the fitted sheet, a thought slipped through my brain – “I’m going to be doing this forever.” I was changing the sheets on Maura’s bed. With the older three kids, I’ve watched them grow more independent each year, more able, more…

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And then, she made cocoa…with the Keurig

There’s a shift happening in the household. One we see every so often, but not enough of. That shift where suddenly, Maura’s bursting with new skills and processing patterns. It’s an exciting and dangerous time in the household. Exciting because WOW! Look at her be even more independent. Dangerous because OMG! She doesn’t quite have…

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Hard work pays off

Today, Maura came into my room. She looked at me, then looked at her shoes. I knew what she wanted. Her shoes were untied. She can’t tie shoes. I was supposed to tie her shoes. Sometimes, I just interpret the look and do what she’s willing me to do with her mind. Because I’ve spent…

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