One of my older daughter’s nicknames is Sparkle, so we’ll go with that for now. A quick story about her… When Sparkle was a wee baby, we brought her home from the hospital (after only a brief debate). I was prepared for the worst. See, my first child (my son) was Mr. High Energy and allowed […]Read more "For My Daughter on Her Seventh Birthday: The Grub on My Chest"
I posted a few days ago about my six-year-old’s tendency to sing opera whenever things get stressful. I figured today I’d post about my three-year-old’s habit of roaring, barking, or growling at me whenever she doesn’t get her way. My wife calls her the Little Sergeant. I’ll call her the Peach, which was what I […]Read more "The Toddler Roar"
My middle child, my first daughter, she’s one of the funniest people I’ve ever met. We’ll call her Sparkle, for her sparkly blue eyes. I can’t begin to describe her in a short blog post, but I’ll share these quick details: She’s six. She’s never in a hurry. She is addicted to pickle juice and […]Read more "Stress Opera"
I have a problem. Actually, I have a lot of problems. Everybody does. Some don’t admit it, but the truth of the matter is we all have our struggles and flaws. One of my many flaws is the tendency to mourn the passage of time. I do this far too much with my children. Essentially, […]Read more "A Thought about My Daughter’s Birthday Tomorrow"