The Littlest Ally

With two months of kindergarten under our belts, it was time last week for our first-ever parent-teacher conference. M.’s dad and I sit down expectantly in tiny plastic chairs, our knees bent up to our chests, waiting for the report from M.’s sweet teacher.  She’s the type of teacher who’s far more at ease with…

Kindergarten Romance Update

You may recall that M. has been expressing a good deal of passionate interest in a certain first-grader (an older man!), the apparently highly huggable H.  M. and H. have been pathetically loathe to part at the end of the school day, when much hugging and forlorn professions of love ensue. However, I have not…

Crying foul on “grrl power”

At parents’ night at M.’s school last week, a mother of one of her classmates approaches me with a big smile. Apparently her son and M. are great pals.  “They’re always playing together when I pick Ethan up from afterschool care.” (I’ve never had a chance to witness this; the combination of a brutally long…