“Yeah, well, that figures.”

We went to a meeting about a scholarship program for our son. It would cover the costs of a private secondary school – books, supplies, tuition and all, and also provide tutoring, even an extensive prep course.

Our 12-year-old son liked the idea, and so he asked us if we would go to the meeting at his public elementary school. He wants to study history and math. He loves facts and figures, and also writing. [Continue Reading…]

Boxed In

“Hey, I wouldn’t mind playing ‘in’ Minecraft.”

Our son came to our bedroom on a Saturday morning to complain that his younger sister was hogging the Xbox.

“She’s in Minecraft,” the 12-year-old said. [Continue Reading…]

The Joy and Agony of Road Trips

“What’s the big deal? I like to talk.”

We went on a road trip to the coastal city of Mar del Plata to get away for the afternoon, and before we had even left our town of Pinamar our youngest daughter started talking.

She likes to talk, especially in cars.

I drove. [Continue Reading…]