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Nov. 17th, 2003 | 08:35 am

I was the last kid in kindergarten to learn to tie his shoes. I remember because I held up a pizza party for everyone once the whole class was on board. Conventional wisdom is to get behind the kid and show him how to tie his shoes. Since I was left handed, I just couldn't get the hang of it. Once my mom got that, she sat in front to show me, and Voila, pizza for everyone.

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Flashback

Nov. 17th, 2003 | 08:35 am

I was the last kid in kindergarten to learn to tie his shoes. I remember because I held up a pizza party for everyone once the whole class was on board. Conventional wisdom is to get behind the kid and show him how to tie his shoes. Since I was left handed, I just couldn't get the hang of it. Once my mom got that, she sat in front to show me, and Voila, pizza for everyone.

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Flashback

Nov. 17th, 2003 | 08:35 am

I was the last kid in kindergarten to learn to tie his shoes. I remember because I held up a pizza party for everyone once the whole class was on board. Conventional wisdom is to get behind the kid and show him how to tie his shoes. Since I was left handed, I just couldn't get the hang of it. Once my mom got that, she sat in front to show me, and Voila, pizza for everyone.

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Critical Thinking

Nov. 17th, 2003 | 11:42 pm

My kids impressed me, again, the other night.

We were working on a perfect time waster tailor made for kids. All of our CDs were in the front closet, and finally needed to be moved back to the den. So I waited in the back as they ferried the CDs back to me, and got them rolling by putting a CD in their hand and leading them back there.

After about 6 trips, Jane showed up carrying a bucket full of CDs. Huzzah! On her own she had found a better way. And 5 seconds later, Isaac appears with a baby buggy stuffed with discs.

I love solving problems, it's the best part of my job. As I've watched my children do the same thing, to figure out how the cap goes on the bottle or how forks work better one way than the other, it simply makes me smile.

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Critical Thinking

Nov. 17th, 2003 | 11:42 pm

My kids impressed me, again, the other night.

We were working on a perfect time waster tailor made for kids. All of our CDs were in the front closet, and finally needed to be moved back to the den. So I waited in the back as they ferried the CDs back to me, and got them rolling by putting a CD in their hand and leading them back there.

After about 6 trips, Jane showed up carrying a bucket full of CDs. Huzzah! On her own she had found a better way. And 5 seconds later, Isaac appears with a baby buggy stuffed with discs.

I love solving problems, it's the best part of my job. As I've watched my children do the same thing, to figure out how the cap goes on the bottle or how forks work better one way than the other, it simply makes me smile.

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