Posts tagged "parenting"

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 »

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 »

Not feeling fatherly

Not feeling fatherly
During  the nine month run up to Vladimir’s birthday there were a lot of things on my mind.  We were in the middle of selling our house, so we had to move, that alone complicated everything else that we had planned.  But there was a lot of nervousness and inner angst that no amount of... Read more »
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The excellence of execution and overachieving

The excellence of execution and overachieving
Many, many milestones we all try to reach in our lives, personally and professionally.  From birth there is a road map through life lain out before us; first words, first steps, first day of school, graduation, first job, marriage and on and on.  Most milestones are seen, then passed and on to the next one... Read more »

Put your awesome away, this is the nursery now; A gallery

I got this from my grandparents house after they passed. It is made of black velvet on glass.  It hung in their back room for 40 years.  One of the only things I have from there.
“When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.” -Corinthians 13:11 Were it only that easy.  I’ve put many things behind me that I outgrew long ago like comic books, video games and…other…things…that... Read more »

Pleased were they; and the Gods smiled upon one man

Pleased were they; and the Gods smiled upon one man
Sitting high atop the mountain with gilded crowns atop golden locks of silk the Gods watched, and intently.  The Gods had created all before them; the mighty azure seas, the snowy mountain peaks, legions of beasts roaming free, and also man.  Man kept their interest time immemorial; it was man that was most interesting. They watched man run... Read more »
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Baby name Thursday; old school names

Baby name Thursday; old school names
With apologies to my niece Brynn today I’m picking my own name.  I”m not going to retread the Branko debate even though it would be supremely easy to do because I have ammo for years on the subject.   Nope, today I’m kicking old school.  Today I’m going into my own family history and looking at... Read more »

Battling over the baby name

Battling over the baby name
Almost from the first day that we announced we were pregnant the topic of baby names and what to name the baby has been brought up.  The inevitable line “______ is a good name” has come up countless times and it never gets funny.  When it does come up I like to diffuse the awkwardness... Read more »

My last baby free Thanksgiving

Here I sit on the brink of my 35th consecutive Thanksgiving, a streak that I take pride in because if the streak ends I will be dead, literally. Like most I enjoy Thanksgiving and all that it brings; food, family, football and napping.   This Thanksgiving though will be my last that is baby free.  Long gone will... Read more »
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Bad parenting 'til you die!

There is a difference between perception and reality, but there is an old cliché that I loathe; “perception is reality.”  My reality says that if I’m not father of the year material at the very least I’ll be serviceable.  The perception of me as a person and by extension as a father is best illustrated... Read more »