Re-Entry

The days after Baby J was born were absolutely surreal. I found myself out and about in Beverly, MA for food, as the room service was pretty horrible. I felt myself feeling like I was walking on air. I was wondering why there wasn’t a parade happening in our honor. How come everyone isn’t high

If He Cries, He Cries

In the summer of 2003, I served as the counselor for my camp’s annual CIT trip. Typically, my camp (plus two others) took a pilgrimage to Israel. That year, we went to Maine—not quite the same thing. Instead of climbing Masada, we climbed ropes. Instead of floating in the Dead Sea, we floated down the

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

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

Shadow Routines

My wife and I usually split bedtime duties.  We each take 1 daughter and handle their respective routines.  Both girls have their things that they like to do and it turns out they both do their best to manipulate us differently. Sometimes, when my wife and I recap, I’ll tell her about some of the

Hold Your Breath

Over the last few nights, my younger daughter Chloe has been doing this odd thing, once a night.  A little background first: A while ago, I wrote about how different my daughters are.  One of the big differences is the way they sleep.  I could literally remodel Julianna’s room while she’s sleeping and she’d be

Turn and Cough

Sleeping on the floor of Chloe’s room from 4:30am until 7:30am with her asleep on top of me periodically coughing into my ear isn’t as much fun as I thought it would be. ‘Tis the season. We are on our 16th round of colds this season already and Winter doesn’t even start until next week.