Benjamin Quotes

Anger vs. Happiness

On Monday, at his baseball game, Benjamin had a great first at-bat. In his division, now, kids have started pitching, but only until they throw four balls to a batter. Then they go back to the pitching machine. In Ben’s at-bat, he quickly got two swinging strikes before the coaches reminded […]

No Socks, No Shoes, No Pants?

This afternoon, while on vacation on the Outer Banks, we decided to walk out to the point that is near the Cape Hatteras lighthouse. From where you park, the remote beach has to be at least a mile or two walk. While we walked, the boys played in the surf […]

The Economy is Rough on Everyone

As I mentioned previously, Ben has an entrepreneurial spirit and made several attempts to squeeze money from both friends and family through his various themed stores.  His latest store was a rental shop, where, for the low price of $1.00, you could rent a LEGO piece, such as a Stormtrooper helmet […]

I Love that Guy!

Lately, Benjamin has been OBSESSED with Star Wars Fighter Pods, tiny little rubber figures of the different Star Wars characters.  Last night, while at Rite Aid, I noticed they were selling the small packets of the Fighter Pods.  I picked up a couple for the boys and gave them to […]

Chocolate Taster

A couple of weeks ago, Benjamin and I some how got into a conversation about jobs and how food companies have tasters to ensure quality (yes, this is the level of conversation I have these days with Ben when we aren’t talking about Star Wars).  So, he says to me, […]

Manager

It was just an email trying to sort through what I thought, correctly, was a mistake.  Ben needed more time at a tee and Matthew had not played tee ball and they were trying to put them both in the next division. Yes, I had already said to being an […]

Teen Times Twenty

Somehow, during dinner, we got into a conversation about how big each of us are.  Matthew guessed that Andrea was as big as a teenager.  Ben agreed and said, “Yeah, I think you are as big as a teenager.” Andrea smiled and was about to respond when Ben finished, “One […]

The Kid Knows How to Impress

When Benjamin was about two and potty training, we went to a restaurant for dinner one night.  For whatever reason, our blond waitress really seemed to cath his eye and he intently watched her as she moved about the room.  It was obvious that he was smitten. Finally, when the […]

Bad Romans?

The other day, Ben and I were watching TV together when a commercial for the new Chipmunks movie came on.  In it, they are singing Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance”. After a moment, Ben suddenly looked very confused and then asked me, “Daddy, why were the Chipmunks singing about the guys […]