“Daddy, what’s the situation with death?” Not long ago, I wrote about my Great Aunt Charlotte passing away. That event has inspired all sorts of interesting and reasonably difficult conversations over the last few months with Julianna. For this post, and for the record, Chloe is not particularly interested in these matters yet which is
Of the rest of her life. My wife and I just dropped Julianna off at the bus stop for her first day of camp. If you know me well, you might imagine what a tremendously huge deal that was for me. I’ve been absent from the blog for a while for all the usual reasons.
My Great Aunt Charlotte died today. Great as defined by the family tree. Great as defined by humanity. When is the right time to explain death to your kids? I thought about it for a long time over the last 6-8 months. I’m pretty lucky to have lots of older people in and around my
Today Chloe Turns 5. I feel like I’ve said it before but I’ll say it again: what a year. I’ve said it many times on this blog and I’ll continue to do so: My kids are completely different and incredibly similar. Julianna enjoys being the center of attention. She is happy on stage, performing in
One and a half weeks ago I wrote about a “bit” of a transition happening in our household and a realization that my kids aren’t babies anymore. I wrote about how Kindergarten for Julianna was, at that time, less than a week away, with some subtext about how I was essentially a “bit” freaked out.
You know the endless chain of questions your kid asks? You know how at the first question you ask yourself if you should “engage” and subject yourself to the endless chain? You know how you inevitably do “engage” which leads to the next question? You know how after the first few answers, you’ve chosen a
7 years ago today I proposed to my wife. Now… Another next thing starts soon. There’s always a next thing but it sort of feels like we are approaching the end of the first in what we know will be a series of stories. Julianna is getting close to graduating from college preschool and it
I have lived almost my entire life in the Boston area. 4 days ago, on Monday, April 15th, the Boston Marathon was run for the 117th time. Over the last few years, we’ve taken the girls to watch from near where we live. We watch from closer to the start than the finish but the
Today Chloe Turns 4. The babies have left the building. They are all grown up. Get ready for the driving test. Gotta get my tuxedo on for the wedding. And so on. I feel old. When did my kids get so old? They walk, talk, and have attitudes (mostly good). They eat with utensils, drink
I cried every day for a solid 12 months when I was dropped off at kindergarten so the outlook isn’t pretty for my girls. My mother will remind you, me, and everyone who will listen of this fact as frequently as possible. The girls just finished their respective “transition weeks” at school. This is the