We're doing more relaxing here, and getting ready for our annual New Year's Eve party. If I ever doubted that my crystal ball is completely non-functional, all I would have to do is look at the stats page for this blog. Posts that I wondered whether I should even hit 'publish' on turn out to be super popular, while other posts, which I really like, linger in obscurity. Maybe it's word length. I know I can be a bit wordy.
To end a trying year, instead of coming up with something to say, we'll just do a little retrospective of posts I thought would hit a chord more than they did. It could just be that no one liked them, in which case this will be a collection of completely loser posts. I'm hoping that they just got a bit lost in all of my wordiness. There is a lot to slog through on this blog, and it's easy to miss something.
So here's a bit of reading to occupy your hours as you wait to drop kick 2016 into oblivion.
There's really nothing from January to put on this list. We were gone nearly the whole month in China.
Don't be a sea squirt
Movement and Cognition
Homeschooling the Adopted Child, part 1
Love is not a limited commodity
Breathing a huge sigh of relief and now able to tell the rest of the story
Notes on large family car trips
Sometimes I get it right
The classical un-unit chardorfisorri method
Moral: Friends don't eat other friends' species
A dog story
A broken and messy people
Cooking with Elizabeth
Timelines: How to do it
It all started at IKEA... or a Venn diagram activity box
Teaching children to cook
Teaching children to cook, take 2
Why I'm not always giving warm fuzzy adoption advice
It's fun to have fun, but you have to know how
Fear and learning
The blessings of hard
Hands-on learning, or stepping on more than a few toes. You decide
School philosophy... or it's all in the spin
Teaching the disregulated child