Anthony Bourdain’s death has me thinking a lot. I get it. I get him. Along with Robin Williams and Phillip Seymour Hoffman. I don’t know much about Kate Spade’s life but I’m sure I’d understand her as well. With that said, let me be clear that I have no intentions of killing myself. I … Continue reading Sanity
There is a Spanish song by Franco De Vita that has stayed with me for decades. It’s called “No Basta”, which means “It’s not Enough”. It’s about parenting. There’s a verse in particular that I think about almost daily, specially now that I am a parent: “No basta con creer ser un padre excelenteporque eso … Continue reading No Basta / It’s Not Enough
Over the summer P started trying to ride her bike. First she got on her balance bike. She was determined to get it down, and she did in about 3 days. She wanted to ride everyday. She gained so much confidence she was going down steep hills and ramps and loving it. She learned to … Continue reading It’s NOT About the Bike
Every summer P has gotten more and more courageous in the water. This was the summer she found the courage to jump into the pool. It seems so basic but I believe it’s a great leap of ability and courage on her part. I don’t know when it actually started but I do know it … Continue reading The Summer She Jumped!
The pictures above are of P learning to ride her balance bike last week. The small slopes in our front yard were perfect for her to get a feel for coasting. But you can see she’s not comfortable. I was so proud of her. She kept doing the slopes over and over again despite clearly … Continue reading The Balance Bike
I asked P today what she thought was the best thing about herself. Well, first I asked her what her best attribute was and she said “spending time with R”(her best friend). So, I explained “that’s your favorite thing to do but I want to know what you think is your best attribute or the … Continue reading I’m Funny
P finished her week of ISR refresher today. It was amazing to watch her go from being petrified of the water to having her confidence back in a 5 day period. P had two bad experiences this spring. One where she couldn’t reach the edge of the pool and the other she missed the last … Continue reading ISR Refresher