Posts in category "parenting"

The Hazing of Delta Alpha Delta

The Hazing of Delta Alpha Delta
Prepare yourself some tired clichés and gigantic understatements.  Fatherhood is the best thing that can happen to a man, it’s also the most challenging.  Fatherhood, and motherhood, is a lot of work, it’s messy, disgusting at times and can test the patience of Mother Teresa.  But it’s all good, it’s great.  From the lowest lows... Read more »

In the Deception Lies the Genius

Remember that argument you had with mom/dad when you were a ball of self-centered hormonal rage? When you  knew what was wrong with everything but didn’t have the platform or the desire to tell the world how wrong and stupid it was, the argument that you for sure won.  The one where dad or mom... Read more »

Everyone pees in the shower, you're all gross

Everyone pees in the shower, you're all gross
Every day I wake up and take a shower.  It’s part of the waking up process, its work time; it’s a task and mildly enjoyable if for the only reason that the kids are still asleep and not acting like animals.  By this time in life, maybe long before, cleaning oneself is a chore to... Read more »
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Curing the common cold with produce

So far this winter has been mild, especially when held up next to last winter’s kick to the frozen peas.  It has been grand.  But it is still winter and it does get cold and people spread their germs freely and there is not one among us safe from colds and runny noses.  Case in... Read more »

Used ultrasound to find out the sex of #1, do we use it for #2?

Used ultrasound to find out the sex of #1, do we use it for #2?
The wife is pregnant with kid number 2.  I never want to bury the lead. This is not really breaking news to most around us as we made the annoucement at Vlad’ first birthday party in May.  In this time of instant news and information spreading like a VD in Bangkok this is tantamount to... Read more »

Rock Lobster and a rock star baby

Rock Lobster and a rock star baby
I’ve been working third shift for the last 6 months, it’s not preferred but it’s my reality for now so one does what one can.  This reality allows me a guilty pleasure; day drinking.  I am day drinking as I type and jamming out to Rock Lobster by the B-52’s.  That was reason enough to... Read more »
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A lovely visit with my mother-in-law

A lovely visit with my mother-in-law
Life is never easy, it is a series of hardships and triumphs in constant test of ones will and determination. As a man goes on with his life he meets challenges head on and as more come his way there is less and less to fear in life.  That is until his mother-in-law hands him... Read more »

3 Michelin stars and a baby at Alinea

3 Michelin stars and a baby at Alinea
This past Saturday, January 11, two parents brought their infant into one of the premier restaurants in the country, Alinea.  Alinea boasts one of the best chefs in the world and 3-Michelin star rating along with it.  Due to a baby sitter cancellation the parents made the decision to take the baby with them rather... Read more »

Kids are a great excuse to get out of stuff; My top 8

Kids are a great excuse to get out of stuff; My top 8
Yes, yes and yes.  I am doing it again, shocking the world by offering not 5, not 10, but a top 8 list! It’s not right they all holler!  It’s an outrage, an abomination! Taking the status quo by the hand, down the hall, into the room and face first into the toilet bowl for... Read more »
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Do not ever laugh at a naked woman

Do not ever laugh at a naked woman
Teachable moments are all around me now.  With every situation, circumstance and happenstance there is something that I can teach my infant son, Vlad, the Impaler. I’m work shopping the nickname right now, what do you think?  To early for world dominance? There was a teachable moment a few weeks ago when I smarted off... Read more »