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 […]

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 […]