I’ve read all of the blogs on how to talk to your kids about what happened in CT.
I’ve tried to use some suggestions like… “Try to reassure safety. Say “the school and your teachers are doing everything to keep you safe.”
Well. First of all my kids are homescooled. Like the way I spelled that? I know. It’s Homeskooled.
Every time I have tried to talk to them about guns and Read more.
The kids have traveled over 5000 miles in the back of a Chevy Malibu this month.
They have done it like champions.
Now take heed, I only traveled about 1500 of those with them, so I have not been driven as close to lunacy as the wife has.
But she assured me that they were amazing.
We pulled into Orlando via Panama City around 3:30 am on Monday.
I dragged every child like a sack of potatoes into grandma’s house and into their sleeping bags.
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I know lots of guy friends want that little boy first and may be a little let down when they don’t see that little pecker on the ultrasound image.
I just want to say, all will not only be fine, but you will soon be over your “I wanna play catch in the front yard” phase because…
Girls can actually throw and catch a ball as well…
1. The Diaper Changing Read more.
There are things that you are missing in childhood that I thought we, your parents raised in the 80′s and early 90′s need share with you.
It’s not that you aren’t having a fantastic life, but it’s just not as fantastic as it was in the 80′s.
It’s a bit scarier and dirtier, but it’s still a beautiful place to live.
You marvel at the concept of having to wake up early Read more.
, the 8 year old, walked around the corner from the kitchen and yelled…
“SERIOUSLY! Every time I come into a room you guys are on top of each other!”
Then grunted and turned around.
Heather and I laughed and then went back at the make out session.
One thing my kids will not grow up and say is that they did not see their parents emotionally connect.
Be it fighting, laughing, Read more.
My kids are 3 shades…
Dark Brown, Brown, and Whiteish.
Last Friday when we were walking back from the pool Losiah pulled down his pants, revealed his white butt, and said…”Daddy. Look. I got a tan! I’m gonna look like you!”
In this moment I was both appalled at the pastiness of his white butt and moved by the statement of his heart.
He knows he is adopted.
He knows he is chosen.
He also knows Read more.
I told my girls that we bought them tickets to an ice skating show.
They were being so polite and trying their best to act excited.
I made them read the confirmation email…
Only when I scrolled down…
They saw it wasn’t really an ice skating show.
It was for Justin Bieber’s Believe Tour.
Shock And Awe.
We could have just told them…
But instead we gave them a moment.
It’s better that way…
When I was 5 I remember waking up early one morning and hearing noises down the hallway.
It was early. It was dark. I remember wanting to sprint into my mommy and daddy’s room to tell them someone was in our house.
I started down the hallway and the closer I got to their room the louder the noises got.
They turned from noises to whispers.
I stopped in front of their door and Read more.
“Daddy, can we play tickle monster?”
This question has been presented to me on a daily basis for the past 5 years.
I don’t even remember how the “Tickle Monster” game found it’s way into my life.
As do most things in my world it sort of developed.
I’m assuming it’s from the fact that I place the 3 kids on the bed, roar like a monster, and tickle them until they can’t Read more.
10 years ago last week Heather was PREGNANT.
10 years ago last week I wasn’t a father…yet.
10 years ago last week Heather and I were 10 years younger and 10 years greener.
10 years ago last week we sat in front of a video camera to document our thoughts a few days before we became parents.
Oh what a grand idea that was.
10 years ago Saturday, Sohaila came into our world and changed everything we thought we knew.
Hope you enjoy.
Happy Birthday Sohaila.
May Read more.