Megan Dunham

A longing unfulfilled

Family
by Megan Dunham
Posted 6/04/09, 03:03 pm

As children across the country have been celebrating the last day of school, my kids hosted their own end-of-school carnival for their friends in our backyard.

I say "carnival" loosely because it was a project envisioned, engineered, constructed, and carried out completely by the kids, all of whom happen to be 10 or under.

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X-ray vision

Family
by Megan Dunham
Posted 5/21/09, 02:05 pm

My 5-year-old hurt herself on Saturday---not this past Saturday, but the one before that. She was playing in the backyard with her oldest sister, ran hard and tripped (she was being chased), and landed hard on her shoulder with her big sister falling on top of her.

She cried pretty hard and I was concerned, but not exactly sure what to do. I watched her closely for several hours, gave her Tylenol, and frequently asked "how high you can reach?" to get her to move her arm. Eventually she did, and by the end of the night she seemed better.

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Get out of the house

Family
by Megan Dunham
Posted 5/07/09, 02:10 pm

I'm certain I'm not the only parent who feels the crushing weight the month of May puts on our schedules (and consequently our attitudes). This is the time every year I vow not to overload our schedules ever again, yet somehow things happen: Some end-of-the-year something needs to be attended, a softball game needs to be played, a concert needs to be rehearsed for. Somehow I also scheduled orthodontist, dentist, and eye doctor appointments all this month, too. Brilliant.

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