Longfellow

In 1 month you’ll be four. In 2 months you’ll be three. Today is another reminder Of what you both mean to me.   With your curly hair and your dancing, With your straight hair and your quirks, I’m up late many nights, Pondering how all this works.   What kind of people will you

The Resume of Julianna

Given the tough economy and the fact that she is almost 4, it is time for Julianna to start working on building her professional career.  This process starts with a solid resume.  Some information has been redacted to protect her competitive advantage related with starting “so early”. Julianna Age: Almost 4 Email address: Have your

Sleep. Over.

It went a lot better than I thought it would. Technically speaking, our kids have had sleepovers before.  They’ve slept outside our house without us there.  They’ve slept in our house without us there.  They’ve slept in different houses from each other, once, but each of them had one of us.  This was different. This

End of Naps

Julianna almost never naps at school.  She will occasionally nap at home but we try and limit that.  We sometimes encourage her to just stay in her room for a little while and “rest”.  She can get out of bed and pick a few books to read.  Generally, this is the plan at home and

The Great Pyramids

“Daddy, where does the pyramid come from?” Well, I get these types of questions regularly.  My mother was recently asked by Julianna why she couldn’t see the moon during the day.  What can I say, my kids are nerd-wannabes like their daddy.  It makes me very proud. “Daddy, where does the pyramid come from?” Context: 

A Daddy Book Report: Goodnight Moon

Author: Margaret Wise Brown Illustrations: Clement Hurd Report By: Matthew Seth (34 Years Old) Goodnight Moon (If you have the book, follow along with the pictures) “In the great green room there was a telephone, and a red balloon, and a picture of, a cow jumping over the moon.” My Julianna lives in a great

Thanks For Giving

Thanks for giving me the balled up piece of toilet paper…right after you wiped. Thanks for giving me that booger fresh out of your nose. Thanks for giving me this cold that won’t go away. Thanks for giving me that mostly-chewed piece of chicken straight from your mouth. Thanks for giving me that fart blast

Friendraising

At what point in your life does the concept of “friend” really start to matter? At what point in your life do you start recognizing the difference between a “friend” who is a familiar face in your classroom or neighborhood and a “friend” who you understand has similar interests and compatible play-styles; a “friend” who

A Long Time Ago…

…In a galaxy far, far away… You may or may not remember that I am a nerd.  I am happy and proud of this.  It suits me.  Obviously the jury is out on my daughters in that regard but based on what we currently know, it would probably be somewhat of a surprise if either