Tell Me A Story Tuesday – Back to School 2016 Edition!


It’s that time again in our neck of the woods – Back To School! Now, I’ve mentioned in the past that I’m not a huge fan of school starting. For us the world gets even more crazy once the school doors open, and when you add that to the fact that my oldest is a high school senior this year…well this fall becomes even more meaningful. I thought I would celebrate with Tell Me A Story Tuesday!mobli_img_2013-08-28_04.59.35

For my new followers Tell Me A Story Tuesday is pretty much what it says on the tin. Sometimes I’ll tell you a story, but I always ask you to tell ME a story. There are some ground rules to be mindful of, but other than that, go for it.

I’ll get the ball rolling with a very short story…

Our daughters were born six years apart. That’s not the way it was planned (we wanted them about four years apart) , but that’s the way it happened. Despite the age difference they are very close, annoyingly so sometimes. My oldest was so excited to be a big sister and help take care of her that we never had any real issues with sibling rivalry, sure there were some bumps, but no one tried to sell anyone or hide them or anything. Their closeness has come in handy on days like the first day of school.

My youngest was very excited to start school. She’s very smart and learns quickly, so she was happy to be doing something other than workbooks and library dates with Dad. There were no real tears her first day of school, lots of excited chatter but no tears (not on her end at least). We lived closed enough to the school to walk, so we skipped the whole way there (well some of us skipped, some of us drug our feet because WE were not ready for this) and didn’t really hesitate at the door.

Kindergarten students were allowed to have their parents walk them to class the first day. But that’s not what we did. Big Sister had promised to get Little Sister safely delivered to class, and to check the place out and make sure she felt it was safe. So we stopped in the lobby and watched our girls walk hand-in-hand down the hall to a new adventure.

So now it’s your turn. Use the comments section below to tell me a story. It doesn’t have to be long, it doesn’t have to be good. Just tell me something that happened to you at the beginning of the school year. Don’t forget to follow the rules. Class is back in session – I can’t wait to hear about it!

Lorie’s List for 12/13/2013


This week I’m only highlighting one story because it tickled me so much. I’ve taken classes and learned sign language on-and-off over the years, then a few years ago I worked with a great graphic designer who happened to be deaf. She was a lot of fun and was really patient teaching me sign language so we communicate.

We talked about work, kids, I even explained the technicalities of music to her once. She told me how frustrating it was attending school events not wanting t,o but occasionally needing her kids to interpret for her. It was a lot of pressure and a lot to ask of a child. Which is part of what makes this little girl so special.

  • This KODA (Kid Of Deaf Adults) Signed Her Christmas Concert for her parents while the rest of the kids in her kindergarten class did all the cute little hand motions they learned. She’s adorable too! No one knew she was planning on interpret the songs for them, which makes it even more special, she just wanted to make sure her Mommy and Daddy enjoyed the show as much as everyone else did. I’m sure they did!

I think the next time they’re looking for someone to interpret for the deaf at a state funeral, they know who to call!

If you have any ideas or if you’d like to Guest Write The List, I would love to hear from you! Send me a note here and we’ll get you on the blog!

Have a great weekend everyone!