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All that time sitting there, not catching any fish, was a great excuse to shoot the breeze.  At one point, Logan asked me, "If there was no gravity, all the water and fish from the lake would just be floating around, right?"  I had an Inception moment and imagined blobs of silvery water (for some reason, they resembled mercury) floating in the air, with fish randomly paddling by, and us just picking them out of the air.

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One question that I see nearly every year on teachers' "getting to know you" forms never fails to trouble me: "What area/s does your student struggle with?" Or, "Do you have any concerns about your child this year?"  These questions cause me to pause because I am highly aware that labels on kids become self-fulfilling prophecies and the last thing I want is my son's iffy ability to write cursive to stay foremost in a teacher's mind--over all the things he does really well.

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Honestly, I don't think my kids would be any happier riding thrill rides at Disneyland than they were last night tunneling through the bracken.  Times like these, I love the simple stuff.

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This weekend we had the great pleasure of being kid-free.  Don't worry, we didn't duct tape them and lock them in the closet. 

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With our big move, I started wondering if we've done enough with the kids for it to be a summer to remember.  These long days at home working make me feel a little guilty.  But looking back, I think we've done a lot of cool stuff...what has been the highlight of your summer?

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