Potty Training Layover

The older kid, she’s potty training. The beginning I’d say. Not because it just started, but because there is a lot of road left to drive. We’ve been working on it awhile. She seems stuck in a weird middle ground. She’s got two moves, and neither of them are “use the tiny pink toilet we […]

What do giraffes sound like?

Everyone knows you gotta read to the kids. We started with those fabric books, with baby chew toys hanging off of them and lots of textures. They’re all right. Not much to the story line, but they really activate my senses, you know? Then we moved up to the cardboard ones – not meant to […]

Haiku Thursday

Crying face beet red, A bottle suddenly soothes like daddy with beer.

Like the “AY” in OKAY.

I generally do not mind having nothing to do. I love it. I’ve got a book, I’ve got a little TV to catch up on, I’m always down for a snack. I’m also pretty good at getting something done when I want to get it done. I like to solve problems and learn new things. But I have […]

Pictures are (one of my) problem(s).

Plain and simple, it’s too easy to take and store pictures. I became a dad 2 years ago. I have since taken almost 10,000 pictures. No shit. 10,000. Is there a slowdown for the second kid? Sure. We’ll have less of him. But still, something’s wrong. Clearly I’m neurotic and I take too many pictures. […]

Haiku Thursday

A clean, fresh outfit As pure as the driven snow Until he throws up.

Midnight Knife Fight

I talk, I think, quite a bit about the lack of sleep that comes with a newborn. Turns out it’s pretty variable. I thought the first time was rough. That was easy. This second kid is to sleep like Dr. Claw was to Inspector Gadget. Anyway – with a newborn, you spend a lot of time awake in the middle […]

The Hot Water Bottle Trick

A genius trick from a friend and brand new dad Adam – thanks for the heads up on this.  Everybody knows those first couple of months with a new kid can dent up your beauty rest. If you don’t have a kid of your own, here’s the quick and dirty: newborns need to eat every […]

Haiku Thursday

The jabbering flails And endless protestations! Crap, why did they stop?