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girl power

Ah, Ballerina! and Other Sweet Dreams
Dance / Music Kids↹Festival

Ah, Ballerina! and Other Sweet Dreams

Is it weird to look at every impromptu, aimless leg extension that my daughter executes a potential future in ballet? That the incessant pointing of her little forefinger is an indicator of keeping time while soon tap dancing? That her rhythm, steadily flaring every day, will point to a love…

August 8, 2017
Diaper Change Gymnastics
Kids↹Sports

Diaper Change Gymnastics

The thighs on my 15-month-old are made of thick ham: juicy, but defined. They sit atop bowlegged lengths and meet the certified narrow feet known on her maternal grandmother and aunt. Jai carries the acceleration of a roadster on those things, the torque powerful, even at…

July 11, 2017
She Made Stag Look Cool
Dance / Music Food / Theater Kids↹Festival

She Made Stag Look Cool

The hubs and I survived our toddler boy’s fourth birthday party. We made all the sensible moves in our favor: hosted the party in his daycare classroom on a weekday after naptime, as to have peak excitement and not to have to sanitize our…

June 9, 2017
Cooking and Eating With Jai
Food / Theater Kids↹Festival

Cooking and Eating with Jai

Cooking shows have become enormously popular in our modern era, thanks, in part, to our addiction to “live” reality shows and, in full, to our citizens’ overall giant intake of expensive and often wasteful foodstuffs. It is now not odd to find several channels’ worth…

April 25, 2017
4 People My Daughter Hates
Food / Theater Kids↹Festival

4 People My Daughter Hates

My girl tot sports the personality of a 3-year-old: pushy in her immediate wants, nonchalant of important needs, flighty in her quest for independence, adventuresome and supercurious. It’s been a few months of our noticing her official nature egress, but I have always sensed…

April 7, 2017
5 Things One-Year-Olds Do Differently
Food / Theater Kids↹Festival

5 Things One-Year-Olds Do Differently

As we approach the celebration of our baby girl’s first year, we are constantly entertained by her curious habits, such nuances indicative of the growth designators most babies her age manifest. The hubs and I find that Jai’s tendencies, while sometimes clearly involuntary, are…

March 14, 2017
A Baby's Contribution to the Wide World of Sports
Kids↹Sports

A Baby’s Contribution to the Wide World of Sports

I read in a “Parents” magazine article recently that, right around age 1, children often uncover some kooky pastimes like head banging, carpet brushing, and unexplained spinning, amongst other sporadic behaviors. Jai fits a little too well into this category. My baby has some…

February 28, 2017
Chicka Chicka Boom Jai
Kids↹Leisure Reading / TV

Chicka Chicka Boom Jai

We exist in an unambiguous “act now, think later” society. Unspecified verdicts are made at the expense of a person’s better judgment or advisement to move ahead through an effort or speech, even if it most certainly may cause some discomfort. The usual rite of apology of a…

February 21, 2017
Team Infant Daughter
Kids↹Sports

Team Infant Daughter

I birthed a daughter in April 2016. Long before the evening she made her exhaustive exodus from our connection, I pondered the idea of it: what would it be like to have a girl living with us? When the hubs and I received the…

December 31, 2016