Tag: parenting

Killing Me

The last two months have been tough. Going from one kid to two has its challenges. The baby has been easy: sleep, eat, poop, repeat. My wonderful wife has been great and for the most part is the one that has to focus on… Continue Reading “Killing Me”

The Strong-Willed Child

My sweet little Claire is wonderful. Claire is kind, loving, intelligent, and as stubborn as a mule. At three years old, Claire is showing that she is her own person and will do what she wants, when she wants. This would be fine if… Continue Reading “The Strong-Willed Child”

S-p-e-l-l-I-t-O-u-t

Me: “Hey hun, do you want some i-c-e-c-r-e-a-m after Claire goes down?” Wife: “Sure. Do we have v-a-n-i-l-l-a or c-h-o-c-o-l-a-t-e?” This has become the way we communicate in our household when we are referring to certain sensitive subjects that could cause our 3 year… Continue Reading “S-p-e-l-l-I-t-O-u-t”

The TV Conundrum

I usually get home around 6pm after picking up my daughter from preschool or the babysitters. Claire and I usually arrive home ravenous. Well…I am mostly ravenous. Claire gets a snack right before I pick her up. Lucky. As soon as we walk into… Continue Reading “The TV Conundrum”

Pretty Flowers

This year the outdoor project our family wanted to tackle was rebuilding the flowerbeds we inherited when we bought the house 3 years ago. These flowerbeds were pretty terrible. Weeds reigned without consequences. The landscape beams that were supposed to contain the flowers were… Continue Reading “Pretty Flowers”

The To-Do List

Claire: “Papi you wanna play wit me?” Me: “Not right now baby. We have to go to the grocery store, Costco, get gas, and pick up     mommy’s medicine. Not to mention finish the laundry.” Claire: “Just 2 minutes Papi?” Me: “Maybe later.… Continue Reading “The To-Do List”

Let Them See

Snowmaggedon 2016 has come and gone and we have survived. We have shoveled our way out of 20+ inches of snow, which depending where you are in the world may be laughable. Here in the good ole state of Virginia, 5 inches is enough… Continue Reading “Let Them See”

Star Wars VII and Fatherhood

Spoiler Alert! Spoiler Alert! Spoiler Alert! Spoiler Alert! Spoiler Alert!   I recently saw the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie and it was pretty cool. This is not a review, but more of an observation on the theme of fatherhood that is… Continue Reading “Star Wars VII and Fatherhood”

Don’t Make Eye Contact!

Every now and then our daughter will do things that we want her to do without having to tell her. I know it’s shocking to me too. Examples of such things range from eating all the food on her plate, to cleaning up after… Continue Reading “Don’t Make Eye Contact!”

6 Ways My Daughter Challenges Me

My daughter is two years old and she has challenged me more so than many other humans on the planet. At least it feels that way. Here are six ways that my daughter challenges me on a daily basis: 1. Going Outside: I love… Continue Reading “6 Ways My Daughter Challenges Me”