a favorite picture
This picture was taken three years ago. Ben had a tendency when he was young to close his eyes when the flash went off, and we’d capture his eyes half-closed on a lot of his pictures. Click on the picture above to go to the full gallery page, where I came up with a clever […]
why don’t we fry them up now and serve them with chips
Today is Ben’s first day of kindergarten. This will be the first time he’s been in close proximity with so many kids at the same time. It is also the first time he will be spending any significant amount of time away from everyone in his immediate family. I’m sure that every parent has trepidations […]
you can lead a horse to water
Who would ever expect to meet resistance when trying to get a five year old to eat a little bit of candy? This particular five year old is a type I diabetic. Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus is the full medical name we were given for his condition when he was 13 months old. What most […]
rest in pieces
Audrey, one of Kathy’s kids, is enrolled in a charter school that caters to kids with Asperger syndrome and high-functioning autistics. The school is brand new, just opened this year, a few weeks after the regular public school calender got started. Audrey is 12 years old, and started 7th grade this year. Due to the […]
miners, not minors!
We had our maiden trailer voyage last weekend. We went with our good friends Nick and Niki, a husband and wife team. Both Kathy and Niki have written LiveJournal articles about the trip. We left town at about 5:00 PM, and stopped off in Eagle Mountain to drop off two of our kids at their […]
out of the mouths of toddlers
Kathy and I are almost finished with Northern Exposure. Early in season 3, after one particular episode, Ben announced “the dog is not Rick.” It’s amazing what kids can pick up on.
could you describe the ruckus, sir?
My oldest daughter is now officially a teenager. Not because she turned 13 four months ago, but because yesterday she went missing for a few hours, giving us all a major scare. About 1:30 PM I was in a meeting at work and got a phone call from my ex-wife, frantic because Melanie should have […]