The Great Unknown

You can’t watch your kids 24-7. It’s impossible. You, and them, need to sleep. As B becomes more resourceful and J becomes more mobile, I’ve learned the hard way that there is one real shady part of the day. It’s that time between when the kids wake up…. and when I wake up. See, they could both wake up and […]

Little D-Bags

I was out for drinks recently with some buddies. We were shooting the breeze, when the conversation turned to my kids and how they were doing. I told them some stories. As I was telling them, a realization occurred to me, and I blurted out “B can be such a douchebag!” My buddies gave me the ‘I can’t believe that […]

Movie Review – The Little Mermaid

  For real,  there’s a lot of things that, pre-kids, you know of,  but then post-kids, you end up knowing very well. Take TV shows and movies, for example.  Sure, I was aware that there were channels dedicated to small children, but it’s not like I ever saw them, or had any idea what the shows were. Unless, of course, […]

The Good Ol’ Hockey Game

  Oh Canada! The Olympic men’s hockey finals this week  was kind of a big deal.  The night before, I set my alarm to go off just before the game started, 6:45 AM. The next morning, I woke up, went downstairs, and saw the fam already there. Were they up to watch, too, chock full of national pride? Nah. K was […]

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 […]

Remember The Time

    I used to be sort of punctual. But now, when I need to go somewhere with the family? We’ll get there when we get there. I’ve noticed that small kids are blissfully oblivious,  in their own little worlds,  operating on their own clocks.  And their watches aren’t set to the same time as yours.  Like, not even close.   […]

Old School Style

    I need to come clean about something. Not too long ago, our family was homeless. We were homeless for quite a few months, actually.     Wait. I need to come clean about that.  See, an opportunity came up which we thought was too good to pass up, to purchase a brand new house,  built from scratch. The catch […]

Fear Factor

    For real, I’ve never really been afraid of a lot things.  Horses and heights come to mind, but I got over those fears.  More recently, though, one thing scared me more than anything else: Extended time on my own with both kids. What? I mean, my kids are my world,  I love spending time with them. Don’t get […]

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 […]

The Hungry Games

You know, sometimes the only thing harder than putting the kids down for bed, is getting them to sit down and eat. There’s no rhyme or reason for it, either. Stuff they like one day, they hate the next, so they won’t touch it. Stuff they hate one day, they like another and will insist on that in place of […]