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Bored? Here’s something (incredibly ambitious) to do with the kids

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I think every parent and child should do one crazy, ridiculous gigantic project that will be so outrageous that for years and decades later the memory and story will be a family topic. Great for first dates! Q: So what was your family like growing up? A: Well, let me tell you about the time we made a giant loft bed out of “Star Wars”….

And when the kid a month later decides to switch his devotion from “Star Wars” to “Harry Potter,” it’s just more fodder: “My dad nearly killed me when I decided to become a Harry Potter freak. He made me sleep in that bed until I was 17!”

Share your stories of wacky childhood projects!

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This entry was posted on Monday, August 3rd, 2009 at 6:26 pm by Julie Moran Alterio. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.
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Parents’ Place is a hangout for openly discussing the A’s to Z’s of raising a child in the Lower Hudson Valley. From deciding when to stop using a binky to when to let your teenager take driving lessons, Parents’ Place is here to let us all vent, share, and most of all, learn from each other.
Leading the conversation are Julie Moran Alterio, a business reporter and mom of a toddler, Jorge Fitz-Gibbon, a reporter and single father with joint custody of a 9-year-old son, and Len Maniace, a reporter and father of two sons.


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Julie Moran AlterioJulie Moran AlterioJulie Moran Alterio, her husband and baby girl — “Pumpkin” — share their Northern Westchester home with three iPods and more colorful plastic toys than seems necessary to entertain one tiny human. READ MORE
Jorge Fitz-GibbonJorge Fitz-GibbonJorge Fitz-Gibbon has been a journalist for more than 20 years and a father for nine. READ MORE
Jane LernerJane LernerJane Lerner covers health and hospitals for The Journal News in Rockland, where she lives with her husband and two children. READ MORE
Len Maniace.jpgLen ManiaceLen Maniace is a reporter and father of two sons. READ MORE



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