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 […]

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. […]

Lazy Sunday

    One of the funniest things that I’ve seen on Saturday Night Live was the digital short “Lazy Sunday”, by the Lonely Island. Two guys rapping about the boring, kinda wack stuff that they do? Somehow, it’s hilarious, for real!   Along those lines, I realize now that kids can also turn the most mundane activities into memorable experiences. […]

Bedtime WTF Awards – Fantasy Edition

Fantasy Football. Those two words can bring a tear to your eye, for numerous reasons.  Maybe it’s a tear of joy, because your team kills it for the week, or because  that dude you took a flyer on off of the waiver wire has a career game and amasses a ton of points. Maybe it’s a tear of anguish, because […]

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 […]

TKO

My kids, they work hard, and they play hard. Sometimes, to the point that they exhaust themselves mid-play and pass out. I call those times the TKO (Toddler Knock Out). I don’t get it. Like if I’m tired and cooking, I don’t fall asleep on the oven.  If I’m sleepy while playing baseball, I don’t collapse on third base. Anyway, […]

Bedtime WTF Awards!

      One night, I was listening to Samuel L Jackson reading Go The F**k to Sleep, with K. Great story, highly recommended.  B must have been listening secretly and taking notes. That night’s Bedtime WTF Award nominees: 1) I put J on the floor in B’s room, and attempt to change B into his PJs. When I have […]

Any Given Sunday

    No doubt, one of the cool things about being a parent is exposing your children to those things that you enjoy. You devout a lot of attention to their interests and activities, so it’s fun to hang out with them every once in a while doing something that you like. Me? I like sports. Basketball, football and baseball […]