Month: September 2010

Deciphering Their Words

First, we are in the middle of moving, so posts have been a little slow…they should pick up in a week or so. The words that kids come up or the pronunciation of words is one of the fun things.  So, I though I would take some of the boys words […]

The Band is Back Together

Benjamin and Matthew dug through their toy box this morning and pulled out some toy instruments, including one of those microphones with a spring in them.  After they practiced a little, they handed me the microphone and told me we were going to start a band.  I asked them what […]

Nine Years Later

Andrea and I took Benjamin and Matthew to the Villanova/Lehigh football game here in Bethlehem, PA.  Just before the National Anthem, they held a moment of silence to commemorate and remember the September 11th attacks.  As the stadium stood silent, I watched my sons digging in the dirt and laughing […]

The Speech Breakthrough

I am sure some of you noticed that there are a lot more quotes from Benjamin than from Matthew, here.  Of course, Benjamin’s age plays a role in this, not to mention the fact that he is rarely not talking.  However, there are other reasons. Matthew was speech delayed and […]

The Homework Begins

Benjamin was complaining about having to do homework again tonight.  I explained that that he will have homework almost every night.  He replied by saying something like, “But I don’t like doing homework!” I didn’t respond and after a few moments, Benjamin says, “Papa, you didn’t say anything.” I responded, […]

Santa Claus and Candy

The other day, Benjamin, out of the blue, says, “Papa, can you not give me candy before Christmas, and then, after Santa comes, give me candy?” After a few moments, I started lauging when I realized what was going on.  So I turn to Benjamin and ask, “Is it because […]