The Year That Rocked

Today Chloe turns 3. Another year, another birthday.  Friday the 13th.  A lucky day indeed. I remember when we were in triage in the maternity ward a few hours before Chloe was born.  There was another mom-to-be a few curtains away.  I am pretty sure it was her first kid.  We were professionals at this

Date of Birth

Today Julianna turns 4. Another year, another birthday.  Today was not only the end of a week-long birthday celebration, but also a chapter in Julianna’s Excellent Adventure.  We’ve only completed 3 chapters so far and its already feeling a bit repetitive to say this but, what a year.  I mean, what a year. Last year

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