Tag Archives: Kids

Sage’s Day of Artistic Triumph

Sage is a boy of  many talents, and he got to show some of them off at his school’s Spring Arts Festival. Of course, he played recorder along with his class on their group songs, but he also stepped into the spotlight. After playing a duet with one of his best friends, he performed the […]

Arbor Boy

A few days ago, Sage came home from school wielding a tree. I was caught off guard–usually, he comes home from school wielding papers made from dead trees, not brandishing a living one. But if a sapling comes into our care, however puny, we’re honor bound to give it the best possible chance in life. […]

Yollerblading

In the true American spirit, Sage asked himself, “Why should I be stuck doing only ONE fun thing at a time when I could be doing TWO fun things?” The answer: He shouldn’t. Hence the creation of “yollerblading.” He likes rollerblading. He likes doing yo yo tricks. Why not do both at the same time? […]

The Recorder

Sage recently added to his diverse array of interests: He’s now passionate about playing the recorder. When he first started the recorder unit in his music class at school, he would carry his instrument around the house and perform impromptu concerts at least once an hour. He even wrote an original song called “Knight Adventurer,” […]

The Laundry Operation

After weeks of planning and construction in his man-garage, Paul has finally completed his marvel of laundry-related architecture: A combination bench (with storage compartments) and not one but TWO clothes drying racks. Today marked the culmination of his endeavor. Moving his masterpiece from the man-garage to his newly remodeled bathroom took the whole family’s efforts, […]

Sage and the Doppelganger

“All my friends get to go on vacation, and I have to spend spring break helping my dad remodel a bathroom!” Such was Sage’s piteous lament. I pointed out on the first day of spring break that his buddy Isaiah was currently packed into a car with his two older brothers, half way to Texas […]

Roller Dude

With the influx of technology Sage received for his birthday, I was worried that he was going to turn into something like this: Happily, another gift helped draw him back out into the real world: Roller blades. He’d fallen in love with roller blading last time he went to a skating party with some friends, […]