The human condition encompasses the unique features of being human. It can be described as the irreducible part of humanity that is inherent and not dependent on factors such as gender, race or class. – Wikipedia It is an odd thing recently. When I first became a parent I found it a little puzzling; this
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
Its been a while hasn’t it? I know it has been tremendously unfair to deprive you all of a fresh post. It has been almost 2 months and unlike all of you, who have probably just been on vacation or something, I’ve been busy. Boo hoo. Unfortunately, work has been very busy for me recently.
Last year, at around this time, I wrote a post that ended with me being doomed. This was a result of Julianna successfully performing in her first recital. I was correct. Today she performed in her second recital. Here’s how it all went down: September, 2011. Weekly ballet class begins. Same teacher as last year.
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
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
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
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 big moments in my parenting life are easy to remember. Daddaism was designed to be a place where Dads could share those moments. That’s what it is for me. That’s what it could be for you. Full disclosure: I love writing on this blog. I wish I wrote more but what I’m sharing here