Category Archives: Italian school

Eleven, my eldest son, is a kind and caring, accommodating boy who aims to please the people he cares about. As his mother, it is a struggle not to take advantage of that. He is also clever and witty, makes quick, creative connections … Continue reading

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by the time my boys are men my heart will no longer fit inside me

So maybe Italian school does get easier with time, because today is already the third day and so far so good. Five did well on his first day. Before we left for our walk to school, he cried a little … Continue reading

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from the mouths of babes: Easter edition

I can always tell when Easter is around the corner because the boys come home with lots of questions about Gesù and death and resurrection. They must really up the ante at the Catholic school my children go to this … Continue reading

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back to school

Four went back to school last Monday and Eight’s first day was Thursday, so I had a few days alone with Eight and then Four stayed home on Friday with a cough and a very mild fever so I got … Continue reading

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the learning curve

My six-year-old started Italian first grade about a month ago. We had the first parents’ meeting with the teacher yesterday and as far as I can tell, six is doing great, but I am falling short of the mark. In … Continue reading

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