Category: TJ's Blogs

I'm really good at sticking it to your pets

I'm really good at sticking it to your pets
I had some preoperative lab work done on Monday. The phlebotomist was awful. I mean awful. She stuck me repeatedly to obtain three tubes of blood. She left me very sore and bruised in three separate locations. After the umpteenth time of redirecting her needle, I lost my shit. Insisting she needed a pregnancy test... Read more »

I'm having a Tubal Ligation and I'm conflicted

I'm having a Tubal Ligation and I'm conflicted
The day has been set. Friday I’m ending an era. The pregnancy era. An era I most certainly didn’t even think I would ever venture into ten years ago. Like ever. But here we are three pregnancies later. We have a beautiful, awesome son. Is he a dream come true? Not for me. Having babies... Read more »

The Marvel Experience is coming to Chicago!

The Marvel Experience is coming to Chicago!
My soon to be three year old is a huge superhero fan. (I can thank his daddy and uncles for that). He was saying “Captain America” before he could speak everyday words and soon his adorable zoo themed nursery was transformed into Thomas the Train turned Superhero Central. His favorite superhero is The Hulk. He... Read more »
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Please don't parent my child

Please don't parent my child
I was at a recent outing with my son where he became a bit unruly. You see, I have an almost threenager. In case you aren’t familiar with this term, it is a teenager trapped inside a three year olds body. In other words, sometimes my kid can be a real dick. He’s three going... Read more »

A simple plea to law enforcement and emergency vehicles

A simple plea to law enforcement and emergency vehicles
We’ve all been there. You hear the emergency sirens. Then you see the lights. You pull over to the right and let the emergency vehicles pass. Many of us have also been witness to police officers and emergency vehicle drivers flip on their “emergency” lights and sirens just long enough to speed through bumper to... Read more »

Should I have named my babies?

Should I have named my babies?
I’ve been under the weather lately and took a day and a half off of work to rest. While laying in bed watching television, I came across the movie Heaven Is For Real. The movie is based on the best selling novel by Todd Burpo. It is the true story of a 4 year old... Read more »
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No, I don't have to "friend" your kid on Facebook

No, I don't have to "friend" your kid on Facebook
I received the weirdest message on Facebook this morning from a friend. The message read: Can I ask you something? What’s your problem? Why won’t your friend my son on Facebook? It’s kinda rude. Um what? Your kid is 11 years old. For starters, the age requirement for Facebook is 13 years old. Why does... Read more »

Tomorrow he learns

Tomorrow he learns
My tomorrow is usually a lot like today. And yesterday. And the day before. Groundhog Day. Seriously. It is. The same exact routine. Wake at 6am, shower and get ready for work. Get toddler ready for school, let dogs out, drop kid off at school, stop for coffee, start work at 8am. Work. Eat lunch... Read more »

When kids learn bad words

When kids learn bad words
Last week our almost 3 year old called someone at school “stupid”. He got in trouble. I got talked to by his teacher. I was embarrassed to say the least. Evidently he yelled it in the hallway at a classmate. Why? Who knows. It doesn’t really matter why. We don’t say that. We don’t say... Read more »
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Seriously, that goes where??

Seriously, that goes where??
Since my son was born I’ve had nothing but “lady problems”. We’ve suffered two losses and have been told it will be very difficult to sustain any future pregnancies. In addition to that particular heartbreak, I’ve suffered from debilitating ovulation pain. Nothing like a slap in the face that says “Hey you! Your eggs are... Read more »