Pictures and Perverts

My wife and I decided to put together a family blog last night to serve as a one-stop for all relatives and friends who want to keep up with our daily lives, more specifically, our kids. We figured it’s easier to have them come to us rather than update the different parties/people sporadically with news…

Cuteness 101

To make us feel better about the fact that our daughter wanted a trash truck for the Holidays, my wife and I bought her a cute little doll house from Target – you know, just to throw it out there that girl stuff is cool too (but no pressure!). So, I assembled the house while…

Shit Happens

Monday, and I’m looking for inspiration. It’s usually pretty easy, what with two kids, a dog, a wife, a bigass TV with 250+ channels, shelves full of books, and 2500+ songs in my iTunes. And it’s The Holiday Season. And today it was raining. My home is a live-in Topic Cloud. There’s no such thing…

Favoritism

Are you guilty of it? Sometimes I am guilty of it. I find myself unconsciously encouraging one son over another because of their age or their skill set. Sometimes it comes up immediately, “Why did you clap for him and not me?” one of my boys will ask. And you have to stop and think…

Earned

Oddly, what made me decide to stop writing about my son was a piece of buffalo chicken pizza. I say “oddly” because most big decisions are prompted by big events. This past weekend, Lucas played in a rugby tournament. I was a semi-benched coach; my still-healing knee prevented me from moving up and down the…

Elephervert

Elephants. The Pumpkin Man loves Elephants. They are by far his favorite zoo-bound animal. He loses his toddler shit whenever we see an elephantine representation. “Eh-ephant, Eh-ephant!” he calls between his adorably sorry attempts at making the trumpeting sound we associate with the great beasts. The other day, I found The Story Of Babar in…