At drop off this morning, my son and I debated about bringing a wooden souvenir knife to school. I said it was against the rules, and he said he'd keep in in his backpack where no one would see it. The debate ended in sadness and a couple of tears as he placed the knife … Continue reading Boys, Knives, Rules & School
I'm not sure if you feel it but it's there for me. The feeling that doing more is better. It's always been there, even before fatherhood. A fellow pre-school parent seems to be packing in the weekends like she may be on her deathbed and her only goal is to check off the boxes next … Continue reading A Day at the Ballpark or A Day of Ball in the Park?
Screaming about not wanting me around at the breakfast table, and then continuing to say Daddy help me over and over as we were approaching t-minus ten minutes before departure to morning drop-off. Antagonizing his one-year-old sister with mussing her hair and picking her up until she screams with frustration. Lost keys. Missing shoes. Arms … Continue reading If the Problem Isn’t the Problem Then What is?
My son hasn't exactly had a sheltered stay-at-home upbringing. He's been in full-time daycare since his 13th week of life. He's been given two working parents that enjoy their jobs, and I also believe the foundation of the Bible-based pre-school has been beneficial to all of us. But when I walked him to his kindergarten … Continue reading Kindergarten: Sending My Boy Off into the World