Category Archives: Children

Today is Santa Day!

Today is the day that I am going into the city to be Santa Claus. It started out inauspiciously, with my noticing from bed that the light looked mysteriously close to the seven o’clock time that I have been waking … Continue reading

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Viral crabbiness

Some mornings are just cranky times. Nothing will make us happy and it starts out with one incident and goes downhill. Thus began Thursday and we continually work toward trying to undo the less than wonderful start we had. We … Continue reading

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Girls and sparkles

What is it about little girls and sparkles? Even more than certain colors, it seems that little girls gravitate to anything with sparkles. Sparkly dresses, sparkly tights and shoes, sparkle to paint with…and the list goes on. It seems to … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Fatherhood

For whatever reason, I cannot recall, in my younger pre-fatherhood days, thinking about being a father. I think that fatherhood to me was just something that went along with life, with my career, with marrying and ‘settling down,’ whatever that … Continue reading

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The Perfect End to the Perfect Day

‘It does a family good.’ We got back from the Shedd Aquarium in the early afternoon, put the youngest grandkid in bed for a nap, and then chilled for a bit before having a late lunch. MK went to our … Continue reading

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