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I Miss the 100 Days of May

Notes on parenting in the infinite present

A photo of colorful popsicle sticks lined up to look like a wallpaper.
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For parents of school-age kids, May is filled with end-of-year concerts held in auditoriums with the acoustics of a school cafeteria, because it is the school cafeteria. These events are lovely and life-affirming, but they often start at nine in the morning or three in the afternoon or, occasionally, at…