Role Model

  Try as you might, you can’t force role models onto your children. No doubt, you can expose them to different individuals, and even exude model behavior yourself. However, if they ain’t feelin’ it, then they ain’t feelin’ it. You can point them in a direction, but it’s all up to them whether they look that way or not. I […]

Thank Me Later

Back in the day, my Mom would always complain about how ungrateful me and my sisters were. I was a good lil dude, though! Always polite and well-mannered, yo. Or….. I think I was, anyway. It was a long time ago, I don’t really remember. Regardless, now that I have kids, I get what my mom was talking about.  As […]

A League Of Their Own

Small kids need to be kept active and engaged. This is especially true when they enter toddlerhood. So, as soon as we were able to, we signed B up for as many sports and sport classes as we could. We’ll do the same for J. Gotta get their participaction on, yo! The first team sport that we signed B up […]

Ill Communication

At what point is a situation considered an emergency? Seems simple enough, right? You get the sniffles, you probably don’t need to seek medical assistance. Your buddy shoots you in the groin with a potato gun from a close distance, you probably want to go get your groin checked out after. As adults, we know enough about ourselves that when […]

Da Shiznit

  B – ‘Can I wear underwear to bed?’ Me – ‘No. Sometimes you poop in your sleep. You need to wear a pullup.’ B – ‘No! I only poop in my sleep on Mondays, Fridays and Tuesdays!’ Me – ‘What about Saturdays and Sundays?’ B – ‘Yeah!’ Me – ‘And Wednesdays and Thursdays?’ B – ‘Yeah!’ Me – ‘So […]

It’s The Thought That Counts

    As I’ve mentioned before, I’m not an expert on parenting by any means. And as you’ve probably noticed, this isn’t one of those blogs where the writer gives you all kinds of tips, suggestions and examples of how to be a great parent with perfect kids. With that being said, I do consider myself to be very fortunate. […]

Can’t Knock The Hustle

One skill that I get to work on a lot at home is negotiation. Nothing is easy with the kids, that goes without saying.  However, B is in this phase where he’s always looking to cut deals, on basically everything.  Eating meals, bedtime, getting ready, cleaning up etc… all this stuff is done once a mutually beneficial agreement has been […]

The Poison Control Affair

You know what you can’t do, when you have little children? Leave stuff lying around your place.   Inevitably,  said children will weigh their options, and do the worst option with your stuff.  Call it curiosity, skill development, exploration, or whatever.  I call it kind of annoying.  K took up knitting recently, for example.  B and J are constantly playing […]