Category Archives: Behavior

  1. Summer Camp, part 1, or, Getting from there to here

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    July 22, 2013 by whirlyjoy

    Aida was dubious at best when we left home for something called “camp” that she had no real concept to match up with – and as we drove further from the familiar urban landscape, her anxiety grew even greater than mine.

  2. Aida’s song


    December 21, 2012 by whirlyjoy

    The shrieking has been going on since Aida was a toddler; she can’t hear herself, of course – or maybe part of the appeal is that she can actually hear a little something when she’s that loud.

  3. In pursuit of (medicated) happiness


    September 19, 2012 by whirlyjoy

    Nana once told me that raising children is all about greater heights of fear and guilt than you would ever experience otherwise.

  4. Hollowed out


    September 6, 2012 by whirlyjoy

    Aida pounced on this one-pound loaf of fresh bread when I forgot to lock it up before going upstairs to …
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  5. It’s okay if she bites me


    September 5, 2012 by whirlyjoy

    Aida turned 14 last week. This means nothing to her, as far as I know, though as with every assumption …
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