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L - Today was L's 18th birthday. I know I say this all the time but... wow. I have been telling her all week that, when she misbehaves, I can't ground her now but I can kick her out! To which she...

Commencement - Tonight was L's high school graduation ceremony. She received an award for math as well as the Ontario Scholar designation. The ceremony was about 2 hours long. Both sets of grandparents were there and the school's concert band, which K...

Back the front end in - Had to take T home tonight so L offered to drive. We got back to town around 10:30pm-ish and, since there was next to no traffic, I thought this would be a perfect time for her to attempt backing into...

The end of May - Finally, this month is over. June isn't looking nearly as busy. Last week, L made the decision to return to high school for one more year. She put a lot of thought into it and we talked about it quite...

She's wearing a dress - I have absolutely nothing to write about tonight so, for those who know me and my family, you can find a picture of L&T all dressed up for the formal here. I'm not linking to the exact photo but you...

The formal - L's formal was tonight. She looked beautiful in her sparkly, short dress and T looked handsome in his suit. After the dance, they stopped here to change and said they had fun. A group of them opted to not go...

Interview with L, age 17 - Taken from Violet. I better pack a bag if we're going to do all the things she wants to do. What is something I always say to you? You're crazy. What makes me happy? When the whole family is getting...

Coming of age - A while ago, I posted about L's English project. She chose coming of age as her theme and she had to find two novels, two poems, two short stories, and two movies to fit that theme. These are what she...

Sunday, briefly - K put her iPod in the washing machine for a full cycle and (briefly) in the dryer. I told her she can't try to turn it on for at least a day, if not longer, so it has a chance...

Not what I planned - Tonight, the kids and I went to see a play called The Work of Art at the high school. Well, J didn't go because there was a wardrobe issue and it was all rather stressful and rushed. But the play...

English homework - Everyone survived the first day back to school after the break. Even me. L is working on a major project for English and today we were discussing the books, stories, and poems that would possibly fit the theme she has...

Audio reviews - I've been bugging L for ages to write some book reviews for me. She's reading lots of Canadian authors but I haven't been able to convince her to write anything down. So, for Christmas, I asked for and received a...

Lullabies - This afternoon, L & I were talking about music when she mentioned that she really liked Superman's Song by the Crash Test Dummies. She said that she has it on a playlist that she uses when she's having trouble sleeping...