May 20, 2017: Poop

It’s hard to avoid teaching your kid swear words when you walk into his bedroom and your very first comment is, “Oh shit…” …because apparently sometime overnight he opted to not only remove his diaper, but also smear his shit all over the carpet like he’s some sort of artist who’s chosen medium just happens to be his…

May 17, 2017: I Wanna Go Back to the Islands

I’ve been listening to a lot of Jimmy Buffett music this week. Maybe it’s because yesterday we booked our 10th anniversary cruise and I’m pretty excited about checking out a different part of the tropics than we’ve visited before, but also, island music just has this natural way of slowing life down that I think we can all use a bit…

May 15, 2017: Musings About Healthcare Reform…

Don’t get me wrong – I completely understand that healthcare is expensive. Quality, specialized care in particular, and I say that as the father of three kids who collectively spent 141 days in the NICU because they were born prematurely. Those months represent some of the most nerve-racking times that I’ve ever experienced, and yet thanks to…

May 13, 2017: Stress Test

Tonight was one of those nights that made me realize I forgot to take my anxiety pill yesterday, and even though I don’t necessarily think it can wear off that fast because it certainly took several weeks to build up in my system … boy, it sure does feel like it can come and go that easily! When first…

May 11, 2017: Farewell to Wishes

Last night we made the pilgrimage over to the Magic Kingdom to partake in the final showing of Wishes. And we certainly weren’t alone because WOW, was the place absolutely packed!!! 😯 We didn’t end up getting the greatest view because after grabbing dinner at Casey’s, pretty much all of Main Street and the hub were packed and cast members…

May 10, 2017: The Quiet One

Christopher, as our resident three year old, is the hyper one. David, the large and in charge twin, is the loud one. And Matthew, the smaller and more reserved twin, is the quiet one. You could say that I’ve got a kid for every mood, although admittedly lately I’ve been most appreciative of Matthew’s laid back demeanor because, well, the other…

May 9, 2017: Frozen Toilet Slush

We started doing Hello Fresh sometime around the turn of the new year, and for the most part we’ve really enjoyed it. They mail us the food to make three dinners a week, which greatly reduces the amount of grocery shopping that we have to do and has made for some interesting meals that we…

May 7, 2017: Boundless Energy

If only we were able to somehow harness the energy of our children… …it would actually probably be illegal because it would likely transform into a weird, Matrix-like scenario where little kids are kept in amniotic sacks in giant, autonomous energy farms maintained by creepy, spider robots… …but then again, hey – whatever keeps them busy and…

May 6, 2017: Cleanliness is Next to Exhaustedness

Maybe four trips to Orlando in a week’s time wasn’t the brightest idea after all, as tonight I found myself staring down a messy house of epic proportions with only one night to clean before we’re back on the road again in the morning … and the wife had to work tonight, too. 😛 It never…

May 5, 2017: The Baby Demands Minifigs

Hey, look – we found the new series of Lego Minifigs!!! …and as you can see, Matthew just couldn’t get enough of them… 😉 The last couple of series, I’ve had an increasingly hard time finding them, to the point where I think I only bought one batch of Lego Batman blind packs when I found them and…

May 4, 2017: Mother, Mother Ocean…

I think the last time I visited the ocean was July 4, 2006. An argument could be made for September 2012 because we went on a cruise out of Port Canaveral for our anniversary that year, but if the measure we’re using here is toes in the sand, salt water lapping at your ankles with every wave, then…

May 3, 2017: Putting Yourself Out There…

Tonight I finally launched the new writing project that I’ve been working on for the last month and anticipating for far longer than that, and let me say that it’s a combination of both exciting and terrifying at the same time! Scott’s Guide to Life – a collection of essays about the world as I see it… http://www.scottsguidetolife.com I’ve been entertaining…