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Mrs. Whatsit

posted Friday March 12th, 2010

I have started calling Sophie Mrs. Whatsit. It fits with the stream of questions — I prefer the “whys,” though they’re harder to answer, but it’s mostly “whatsits” — pouring out of her all the time, even in her sleep. (Really! Neither of us has been sleeping well; I can hear her talking in her […]


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Not-So-Easy Reader

posted Thursday November 20th, 2008

Last night, I sat with Annabelle and timed her for one minute while she speed-read part of a passage about squirrels. The goal, according to the Xeroxed paper that comes home each night from school, is 110 words by the end of the school year. The first night, she got 114 words. Last night (the third) […]


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My Heart Can't Even Believe It: A Story of Science, Love, and Down Syndrome is available from Amazon and 
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