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My Life, the Fairy-Tale

My life is sometimes a fairy-tale. Unfortunately, that fairy-tale is entitled, “Baldylocks and the Three Boors” … Once upon a time, there was a kindly old soul named Baldylocks and he had three boors. Every morning, Baldylocks woke up to make breakfast for the three boors. The first boor complained, “My oatmeal is TOO HOT […]

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The Sacrificial Lamb

My daughter, at age seven, is already learning how to game the system.  For Lent this year, she is giving up “screaming at my mommy.”   Such a carefully crafted sacrifice, while doing nothing to guide her towards civility, leaves me to bear, in full force, the vitriol of her displeasure.  This is akin to me […]

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Before and After Photos

“Before and After What?”  you might ask.  Let’s just say I was taking a photo of my three beautiful children playing in a park in Hawaii while on vacation.  That’s the “before” photo. I look at the photo on the camera screen and I notice that the lens was fogged up from being in the […]

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What Happens in Vegas…

…so my wife and I had a weekend jaunt to Las Vegas – our first weekend away from the kids in almost seven years (since our oldest was born).  While there, we went out for long walks, checking out shows, restaurants, etc.  At one point, we had a discussion about whether or not to hit […]

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Another Star Wars Lesson

Whenever practical, I try to infuse our Star Wars discussions with some life lesson or other parenting moment.

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Hollywood Here We Come

We’re currently filming a new movie called, “Napless in North Portland.” It’s a horror flick.

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A Bad Evening and a Moment of Clarity

My three year old is having a bad evening and I deviate from my normal reaction…

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A Terrible Misnomer

It was a sad day when I realized that “The Terrible Twos” don’t actually, as one might reasonably assume, end after the age of two

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Harry’s Tantrum

Harry, apparently, must have watched the old Monty Python skit “I’d Like to Buy an Argument” …

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