I imagine you’re wondering why I’ve called all of you here.
C: Daddy, get down! ME: What? C: GET DOWN! ME: You mean get down from my chair, or get down and get funky? [ thoughtful pause ] C: Get down and get funky, daddy.
So for Halloween this year, I gradually accumulated the pieces I’d need for a truly disturbing outfit. Not some horrific character you’ve seen in a movie or on TV, not someone from comics or literature, […]
E: Hey dad, you want to hear me recite the Preamble to the Constitution? ME: Sure. E: [recites the Preamble word-for-word, only a little bit haltingly] ME: Wow. E: Did I get it right? ME: […]
A lot’s been happening in between me catching stomach viruses and sinus infections. I’ve renegotiated my home loan to something that’s survivable on my present income level. That’s a good thing. I hadn’t said much […]
From time to time when he was younger, and occasionally still now, E has struggled with the concept of personal space – you couldn’t violate his, but he could get all over anyone else. So […]
We’re big fans of Fiona the Hippo, the adorable superstar of the Cincinnati Zoo, at my house. Little C knows her as “the baby hippo”; E just likes to watch watermelons tossed into the hippo […]
Little C is learning to recognize letters – he’s on the verge of reading! As we pull up in the store parking lot: C: “W…A…L…M…A…R…T…fingernails!” ME: “What? Fingernails!?” C: “They’re fingernails, daddy.” He’s pointing to […]