My sister flew in to town March 10 from Seattle, WA. At the time her part of the U.S. was experienced the first recorded COVID-19 case in the U.S. She landed in the Minneapolis four days after this first case. Data projections, comparing the U.S. coronovirus outbreak to Italy gives me the chills. Originally, my … Continue reading Physically Apart During a Pandemic but Where are You Emotionally?
The resistance is upon us. I’m not talking about politics or civil rights. I’m talking about the toddler “no” stage. Everything is no. Time to go. No. Let’s get your pajamas on. No. Are you all done with your food. No. (Even after the ASL signal for all done/no more was thrown.) Would you like … Continue reading No. No. No.
My kids aren't home schooled as you may think of the traditional parent-become-teacher home school program. But according to Seth Godin, we are all home schooled. Think about it. There are 186 hours in a seven day week. My kindergarten son sleeps an average of nine hours a night, so eliminate those off the bat. … Continue reading All Kids Are Home Schooled
A half-dozen liquor bottles were in view on their three-season porch, cigarette smoke wafted and the f-bomb was was dropped at shouting volume while I played in the backyard with my five and one-year old. There goes the neighborhood. The next-door neighbor of mine for the past nine years sold his house. Then the rental … Continue reading There Goes The Neighborhood: Come on Over
Later this month my daughter will be 15 months old, and we are waiting for her to walk on her own. My thoughts swing from wanting her to be my baby forever to wondering if there is a developmental delay. According to babycenter.com's Baby Milestone: walking writeup: "Most babies take their first steps sometime between … Continue reading Falling Down is Learning to Walk
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
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