Reading; Their Minds

I don’t remember how old I was when people stopped reading to me at my bedtime. These days I get read to most nights.  At some point, the girls’ bedtime went from us reading to them to them reading to us.  I find the whole thing fascinating.  Both girls have always enjoyed books.  We went

The Common Cold

It was 10 p.m. on a Tuesday, and we were driving around town. For some people, that sounds like a regular night. For a new parent, it sounds like a loooong night. When you have a baby, 10 p.m. and 3 a.m. essentially become one another. Now, at 10 p.m., you wonder why you’re still

We’re Stuck On The Window

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

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: 

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

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

Pushing Buttons

I’m a pretty even-keeled, mild-mannered type of person.  It takes quite a lot to get me going.  In fact, I can count on one hand how many times I’ve lost my temper in my life and when I think back to those times, it gives me the feeling inside like the feeling you get when