My American Dream

Saturday morning, Andrea and I sat on our front lawn, sipping coffee and watching an endless stream of cars squeeze through the main road into the center of the annual neighborhood yard sale.  People from all walks of life and all nationalities were turning one person’s trash into another person’s […]

Giraffe Lips

Officially, I have broken my pledge to post at least one blog entry a week.  It took nearly half the year before I slipped, but I did none-the-less.  So, I’ll make up for it over the next couple of weeks. June was a weird month, to say the least.  From […]

Matthew’s Close Call

A couple of weeks ago, Andrea finished making dinner and sat down with the boys to eat.  Benjamin looked at his food and said, “Is this what we are having?” with displeasure in his voice.  We, like many, many parents around the world, had been having a particular hard time […]

Traffic Jam on Memory Lane

I’ve talked about this here before, but it is the strangest things that bring me back to a time and place, and often, a random time and place.  This week, it happened to me in an unusually strange place…Interstate 78 in New Jersey. When Andrea and I first moved to […]

Happy Donut Day

I’ve posted this in different places the last couple of years, so I thought I’d post it again, even though it doesn’t have much to do with being a daddy.  Although, I do seem to imply that I’d rather spend the day with a box of donuts rather than my […]

Checking In

I can’t believe that in the last three weeks I have posted only three times.  That is definitely off my goal of posting three times a week and my average of twice a week that I had been at before May.  I don’t even really have a good reason except that time […]

Bad Angel

I asked Benjamin why he wasn’t listening to me this evening, and he thought about it a moment before he said, “Well, the bad angel talks too fast, before the good angel can tell me what to do.”

Getting Lawyered by a 5-Year Old

With Ben’s last report card, we made a deal with him.  We told him that if he improved his scores in a couple of areas (listening, being neat, coloring inside the lines, etc) we would bring him to Dorney Park soon after school ended.  Apparently, at the time we made […]

More Angry Birds…and a Cockroach

The boys have nearly the whole collection of plush Angry Birds, with the only one missing being the green one.  At some point, we discovered that in June, some more Angry Bird products would be released.  All facts that are basically irrelevant to this story, because, like many of our […]

Uh…What?

On the way home from school, Benjamin asked me a complicated question that, on first pondering, didn’t make a whole lot of sense.  So, I spent a moment trying to figure it out and noticed that Benjamin was oddly silent.  He usually isn’t patient for answers and will keep repeating […]