Goody Blueshoes

I once heard a story about Goody Blueshoes. Goody is a girl with some interesting views. You probably won’t hear of her, on the news. It is a story you can share, if you so choose.   She was an everyday girl who liked doing good. She liked being good as any girl could. She

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

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: 

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

Single

For 6 days last week I was a single parent. My wife had to go away for work leaving the girls and I in what would be a mayhem-filled week of lunacy…or… This was to be a test, and one that I was eager to take.  You see, in the past, I’ve been alone with

Daddaism Day

Today is Father’s Day;  Daddaism Day. What would the day hold?  My kids are at the age where they can actually participate in preparation and execution of the festivities.  The following is how it all went down…brace yourselves… 1 Day Ago… My wife is trying to get the girls to help her prepare part of

Daddy Discovery

What do your kids know about you?  What do they know about anything other than themselves? Kids are of course naturally selfish and why shouldn’t they be.  Everything is about them and their worlds.  What they want.  What they need.  We, the parents, in many ways are literally servants to their every whim, at least