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The things Children do -- their quirks and mannerisms -- change rapidly as they grow up. Blink and you'll miss it. I discovered this early on, when my daughter would do something cute at 8 months old, and then stop doing it a week later. A month after that, I may not remember what the mannerism was.

Past generations would address this by keeping a journal, but I don't have the patience or handwriting to do that. I tried to capture individual moments in emails and by posting on various forums, and years later, discovered (almost by accident) that many of my early stories were still available online.

As I rediscover these stories, and write new ones, I will post them here.

Fortunately, Shannon is (so far) not embarrassed by these stories, and sometimes asks me to repeat them.

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A nice new set of mental blocks

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Ways not to interact with your kid

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Ice and deja-vu

FamilySometimes the old stories come back to haunt us.
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I'm raising my child to be abnormal

FamilyWritten 8/28/1997

Personally, I'm raising my child to be abnormal.

But only in that I'm helping her to learn whatever she wants to learn, be it astronomy or stick fighting.
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Shannon's first rat (written Oct 1, 1997)

FamilyI rediscovered this article in October 2007. Apparently I wrote this in October 1997, soon after Shannon had acquired her first rat.
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Reading Time

FamilyWritten in February 1996, we developed the reading habit from an early age...
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Feeding the baby

FamilyFrom 1996: It was difficult, at first, settling into a routine when Shannon was first born.
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"No again"

FamilyFrom 1996: It's funny (and can be very charming) how children will put together words they know in new combinations in attempts to communicate. We try to document Shannon's new combinations, but they're coming so fast now that we're losing
track.
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Pet the mouse

FamilyFrom 1996: At two years old, Shannon doesn't quite come to terms with the circle of life
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Barbie's little problem

FamilyA story from September 1996. Shannon was two years old and had just gotten her first Barbie
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Herpetology for two-year-olds

FamilyA story from 1998