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The Mean, Lean 2015

(See a whole messy history of my years in review at 2014 In the Rear View). 2015 was a good year for me, overall. My son, who is 3 1/2 years old now, continues to become a really cool guy. He’s developing a sense of humor to rival my own–although there’s debate about whether that’s […]

Lessons From Daycare

Our son completed his first week at daycare today. Here are a few things we’ve all learned. Dropping your child off is a lot harder on mom and dad than it is on the child (at least when he’s under six months old) Even with superior martial arts skills like I have, it’s tough to […]

Underdeveloped Ideas

Although you may not guess it by reading my previous posts, I try to think of good ideas and develop them before I write. Sometimes, though, I have half-formed ideas that I think are semi-decent but just don’t have enough meat to develop into full blog posts. Below are just a few of my “not […]

Best Books…Ever?

Today Wolfe and I read his current favorite book, Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb. I don’t want to spoil the plot, but it features monkeys banging on drums. Dum ditty dum ditty dum dum dum. Wolfe’s also a big fan of another literary masterpiece called Moo Baa La La La. The twist in that book is […]

Teaching Your Kid to Be Weird + A Guest Blogger!

My wife and I have devious plans to teach our kid to be weird before he’s able to realize he’s being weird. Here are five things we’ve plotted: No “Go potty” or “Gotta poop” for our kid. We’re going to teach him the only way adults will let you use the bathroom is if you […]

Disenchanted with Daycare

In August Wolfe goes to daycare. It’s a bit traumatic, actually–more than I thought it would be. Months ago, before he was born, my wife and I checked out a number of local facilities. We think we picked the best one (but how can you ever be completely sure?). I was thinking, though, that in […]

Things That Make Me Cranky, Part 1

Being the parent of a newborn can be challenging. There are the unexplainable tantrums, the hunger pangs leading to jag crying, the lingering smell of spit up/poop/snot/wet wipes. Add to this all the issues the kid has, too, and you can imagine it’s not always gumdrops and roses. This might be why lately little things […]