The other day my wife and I took the kids bowling. We had an amazing time, and neither of us are that into bowling. At age four and eight months, neither one of the kids had been to a bowling alley before. This was a saturday afternoon, and there were only about a half-dozen lanes … Continue reading Always Seeking New Experiences
Is today a day-off? It's the question my son asked right away after giving me a tired smile at 6:15 a.m. He is only four years old yet he flipped his body back down on the bed after learning that the answer was no. It's a school and work day. How is he not excited for all … Continue reading A Day Off or a School Day? It’s What Is in Front of Me.
On the eve of election day, I asked a friend of mine if he had voted already. For some reason, I knew what his answer would be. Something inside me said that he was going to opt out of going to the polls at all. He didn't see "any God-like qualities in either candidate," so he … Continue reading A Friend of Mine Chose Not to Vote & I Admire His Tenacity
A recent article in the New York Time's about Playborhoods has me thinking about many roles I play as a dad, and one that I am concerned about is being a "helicopter parent" a term used for the parent that can't let go of providing guidance to their child. The root cause of such helicoptering … Continue reading Oh No! I’m Afraid That I May Be a Helicopter Dad