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  1. Liz W.
    March 10, 2014 @ 1:41 pm

    My husband and I have completely different approaches to homework, as well. I’ll help with homework, but do have the attitude that I already completed grade they were in. My husband’s way of helping can best be illustrated by my son’s statement about a lengthy documentary, “If I wanted to hear a 2 and a half hour lecture on the topic, I’d ask Dad.” Not to mention the part where Dad has books or articles on the subject (if only he can find them) giving waaay more info than is needed or wanted.

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  2. April
    March 10, 2014 @ 1:49 pm

    made me laugh out loud and get a little weepy….great job!

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  4. Jess Gibson
    March 10, 2014 @ 4:52 pm

    Absolutely beautiful.

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  5. Loretta Tschetter
    March 10, 2014 @ 5:21 pm

    I love it! I’m not sure I’ll ever look at those darn parenthesis the same way again.

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  6. Shannon Wasie
    March 10, 2014 @ 6:45 pm

    This is so beautiful. What a tender lesson. Thank you for sharing it!!

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  7. R Nanan
    March 10, 2014 @ 6:57 pm

    Love your response to homework – I fought with my daughter in third grade every night until her teacher sat us both down and said ” your mom’s already been to third grade – if you can’t do the homework, pack it back up and tell me in school the next day ” (Thank you Lisa Lindsey @ PWS). I am happy to say I haven’t helped with homework since ( except for occasional help reviewing for a test) Proud to say that third grader, who is now a senior in HS, just got accepted to 6 colleges -completing the whole process on her own right down to her college essay.

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  8. Marcia Black
    March 10, 2014 @ 6:58 pm

    You continue to inspire me to be a little more patient, a little more understanding, a little more open-minded towards the wonderful young man in our family who has Aspbergers. Thank you, Carrie!

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  9. Mary Beth Danielson
    March 10, 2014 @ 9:19 pm

    “It is not the object described that matters, but the light that falls on it.” —Boris Pasternak I heard this quote today and boom, I read this by you this evening. Your writing about your family is full of light.

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  10. Ann Kilter
    March 10, 2014 @ 10:21 pm

    Even from holding our babies. I held them inward keeping them safe. Their dad held them facing the world. I helped them with language, he with math and logic.

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  11. Heather Bowie
    March 12, 2014 @ 9:13 pm

    This is so beautiful and Joe’s underwear for the win!!

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