Monthly Archives: October 2014

Adventures in Parenting – Firsts

Firsts As we get older and older, those firsts are harder and harder to come by. We have to settle for things like ‘first time I watched Seattle lose while I was eating pumpkin pie.’ Ok, I’ve even done that … Continue reading

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Adventures With Kids – A Promotion

The Walking Dead I got a promotion yesterday. A parenting promotion. As you know, I’m new to all this parenting stuff. It’s confusing, daunting, and at times, terrifying. Like math. Or a proctology exam. It’s been a tough week. I’ve … Continue reading

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Deconstructing Deconstructing

From my writing blog Deconstructing Deconstructing.

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The Walking Dad

Originally posted on Blog 213:
On fields of play, parents often find themselves on the outside looking in. ? “How many do you think I should do?” “Ten,” my son tells me. “I can’t do ten! Seven.” “Eight.” “Seven.” “Eight,” he…

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Adventures With Kids – Questions That Need Answers

The Oldest boy asked me what’s the difference between a nerd and a geek? I thought they were pretty much the same thing. Like a Christoper Lambert and Thomas Jane. But no, there’s a difference. A big one. And there’s … Continue reading

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Adventures With Kids – Schooling

Ok, so the boys are back in school. In my mind, they’re learning about Caesar, the Pythagorean Theorem and how to make cars from coconuts, but no. No. The school had other ideas. They learned how to do graffiti lettering. … Continue reading

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Adventures With Kids – The Walk to School

Survivor So the oldest is interested in Survivor. “Why didn’t you tell me about this show?” He demands. “Why?” Survival interests him. How would a whole bunch of strangers survive on an island? How would they overcome the challenges? Hey, … Continue reading

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