Monthly Archives: December 2012

2012 in Blogging

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 4,200 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 7 years to get […]

Wolfe’s First Christmas

I started a detailed list of everything that happened on my son’s first Christmas. By the time I got to point IV. A. 1.1, though, I decided that might not be super interesting for anyone other than me. So here are the highlights: Breakfast: milk + a shot of formula nog for Wolfe. His mother […]

Sexist Toys

Somebody gave us a “roller” for our son the other day. It’s a great gift–for now he’s just trying to eat it, but eventually it will help him with crawling/walking. However, I noticed something interesting about the packaging. It mentions how the company loves babies, adores kids and admires their moms. I guess the company […]

Christmas Eve

People keep asking my wife and me if we’re excited for Christmas. They also find it necessary to inform us that this is our son’s first Christmas (I am bad at math, but after a quick check of the abacus I’d already figured that out). We are excited to have a long break from school […]

A Poem at 11:17 pm, One Week Before Christmas

Little boy All dressed in red Won’t you rest your weary head? Won’t you close your eyes and sleep? (I’m so tired I could weep.) Then you say, “Ah da da da,” And I’m glad that we had ya.

Eating Habits

I can’t pretend like the tragedy in Connecticut yesterday didn’t happen. It’s brutal, senseless, despicable. But right now my thoughts and emotions about it are too chaotic to offer any insight or commentary. Plus there are plenty of opinions being voiced, from knee jerk reactions to thoughtful analyses. I will at some point share my […]

What’s My Percentile Redux

My son is a happy kid, but he does have a few minor issues. One problem is his oversized skull. Babies usually get that from one of their parents…but while it might seem obvious which of us Wolfe inherited his from, we now have some surprising evidence that flies in the face of conventional wisdom. […]


Tonight my wife was hoisting our son in the air, giving him a minuscule toss at the peak of each lift. Seriously, her hands barely lost contact with his armpits. He was having the time of his life, giggling hysterically. I took him and pressed him up in the air a few times, too. Then […]

Ugly Babies

There was a Seinfeld episode about ugly babies. “You have to see the baby,” the exultant parents kept saying. But when Jerry and company finally saw the baby, she was ugly. And nobody wanted to tell the parents. My wife and I vowed to each other that we would be brutally honest with ourselves about […]

Disgusting Stuff

I used to gag–literally, gag out loud–when one of our cats would hork on the carpet and I’d have to clean it up. Now that I have a kid, I just laugh at a little thing like cat vomit. Yesterday, though, was probably the grossest thing to date (at least for me). My son loves […]