Tag Archives: Kindergarten

Star Of The Week

The first weeks of school are always a little rough for C.J. (and me).  There are a lot of new things.  New routines.  New classroom.  New teacher.  New classmates. We’ve found that he self-edits more than ever in the first … Continue reading

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An Update About School

You all are the best.  No.  I mean it.  THE BEST. After I wrote about the trials and tribulations of our first week of school, so many of you reached out to check on us, left comments on my blog … Continue reading

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He Knows He’s Gender Nonconforming

C.J. and I were at the park on a sunny summer day when we ran into a girl from his kindergarten class and her mother.  As the kids played, the mom and I got to talking about our respective summer … Continue reading

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Goodbye Kindergarten

Today was the last day of school.  C.J. has bid kindergarten adieu and will spend the summer gearing up for first grade.  There are tears — in my eyes, not his. I’m sad and anxious, as I have been at … Continue reading

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C.J. Defends NPH

“Mom, I got in a fight today at school,” C.J. said to me as I entered the house after a long day at work. “What?!” I said setting down my purse, laptop bag and workbag while trying to get my … Continue reading

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LGBTQ Politics on the Playground

I admit it; I can very easily get myself all worked up when people talk ignorantly about LGBTQ issues.  Even when the person talking ignorantly is five years old.  I should have more self-control, but I don’t.  So there. “Mom, … Continue reading

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“My Mom” by C.J.

The following excerpts are from a book that C.J. made for me at school for Mother’s Day.  The underlined portions were filled in by C.J. to complete the sentences. I think my mom is 48 years old.  (I’ll have you … Continue reading

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C.J. Turns Six In Style

You Are Invited to C.J.’s Valentine’s Day Themed, Crafty, Dress-Up 6th Birthday Party Saturday at 11 a.m. Lunch and sweets will be served. Crafts will be made. Dress to dazzle.  Sparkles, glitter, tutus and pink are encouraged. You be you. … Continue reading

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If There Were Ever A Day To “Let Kids Be Kids” It Would Be Today

Dear C.J.’s Mom,Tomorrow 20 children will not wake up and have a choice as to what shoes to put on. If there was ever a day in history where people who love and advocate for children should come together and … Continue reading

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Show and Tell Anxiety

It’s hard to show and tell at school when it has increasingly become a place where you have to hide and keep secrets. C.J. taught me that this week. C.J. is this week’s “Special Bear” in his kindergarten class. It’s … Continue reading

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