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 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 2, 2017: Water Safety

All of our kids are taking swimming lessons so at some point they don’t fall into our pool and die. So far, it’s a strategy that has worked out surprisingly well! …although with three of them in classes now, already I’m starting to feel what it’s like to have kids in sports because it’s costing me a…

April 30, 2017: When Toddlers Attack

Is there anything more embarrassing for a parent than having to apologize because your kid hit another kid??? I’m sure there probably is, but with our oldest now entering the terrible threes, I guess this is the stage that we’re at… 🙁 Today is the first day I’ve ever had to deal with something like…

April 14, 2017: Fear, Hope, and Gratitude

Your world gets much smaller when your child is in the hospital, and everything that you thought were problems takes a backseat to the status updates for that little guy laying in bed with a million and one probes connected to him. This morning we checked Matthew in at All Children’s Hopsital down in St….

April 2, 2017: While Babes Sleep

There’s probably a limit for how long you’re allowed to take a break from following your passions. For me, anyways, it looks like that limit falls just a hair over three months … judging from my last Thing-a-Day post here on New Year’s Eve! 😉 I’ve done a bit of writing here and there, but…

December 21, 2016: That Which Once Was Broken…

Kids are why we can’t have nice things around here, I tell ya!!! 😯 On the left, we see Exhibit A – formerly known as Matthew’s 1st Christmas Ornament that we picked up for him while we were on vacation, broken less than 24 hours after we returned home because apparently Disney’s Christmas ornaments aren’t up to being tossed across…

November 25, 2016: Sneaky, Sneaky

I suppose it’s a pretty good thing that my oldest* son is a very heavy sleeper. * It’s so weird now having to actually specify that! Anywho, my wife went out shopping last night for Black Friday, but on Thursday Night … why doesn’t this have a proper name yet??? … and came home with a bunch of toys for the kids. After…

November 20, 2016: My Favorite Time

I think my favorite time bonding with David right now is after he’s had the last drink from his bottle and he starts falling back asleep on my shoulder after burping. And I don’t just say that because it’s easy, but let’s be honest here – he’s nine weeks old right now, so it’s not like we’re singing along…

November 19, 2016: Quelling Construction Frustration

In a way, it’s really neat to see Christopher more actively playing with his Duplos as of late because right now he seems to love building these gigantic towers out of the plain 2×2 bricks with just as many of them as he can find! However at the same time, more often than not it…

November 17, 2016: Nothing is Quick Anymore

I think this is going to be one part of having an even larger family that’s going to take some real getting used to because with time right now being my most valuable commodity, it’s painful to see things that used to be quick, little trips now taking up the better part of an afternoon or evening… Tonight I…

November 16, 2016: Parenting, Level 2

So last night was my first night alone with TWO CHILDREN. 😯 😯 😯 We survived! Though I’m still grateful that my wife will only be working one day a week so that she can be home more to take care of the kids, I think us boys (plus Cleo) got by alright during our 12 hours of unsupervised freedom. Meals…