Life

What strange creatures nine year olds are. They say things like hacked when they really mean cheated, and claim fellow online gamers are using bots to get ahead. They yell and jump around when they are excited about something trivial, and they run away to slam doors for the most minimal slight or injustice....

Someone dressed herself ….. #claireisabear A photo posted by Amanda Troyer (@amandatroyerme) on Oct 28, 2015 at 5:37am PDT Hanging out with friends at the farm. #claireisabear A photo posted by Amanda Troyer (@amandatroyerme) on Oct 22, 2015 at 11:12am PDT Picking out which llama book to read....

Gotta be waiting for the bus ten minutes early every day…. #claireisabear A photo posted by Amanda Troyer (@amandatroyerme) on Sep 28, 2015 at 5:30am PDT He doesn’t do full flights of stairs so he waits for his girl to come back down. #zukotheminidachshund A photo posted by Amanda Troyer (@amandatroyerme) on...

There is a definite push sometimes for doing all the things. All the sports, and all the classes, and every playdate. Most of the time it’s better to have somewhere to go, and something to do, rather than sit around and watch cartoons until our brains rot.  But sometimes it’s just too much and we have to take a little...