Giddy Relief

I believe in moral absolutes.  One death does not justify another.  Ten deaths does not justify another.  Three-thousand deaths does not justify one.  As a Christian and a Catholic, I do not believe in taking a life for the sake of justice.  There is no eye for an eye in […]

Just One Daddy, but…

I think I have mentioned this before, but Benjamin has a habit of trying to tell Matthew what to do or lecturing him.  The other night, before Andrea got home from work, I was telling Matthew not to do something.  Benjamin, not wanting to miss the opportunity, started to lecture […]

Once Again, Busted

The other day, Matthew was playing a video game where cartoon characters are racing each other in cars when we heard him say, “They are driving like idiots.” Andrea started laughing, but I paused trying to figure out where I had heard that before, right down to the inflection in […]

Pretty Strong Opinions on Girls

Benjamin was asking one of his normal questions about how humans are made (“What is under our skin?”, “What is blood?”, etc.) when, out of no where, Matthew asks, “Girls are not human, right?” I laughed and asked him if he meant “Squirrels.” “No!” “Girls?” “Yes! They got funny hair […]

Two Chocodiles

A lot of people, when they come back from California, come back with wine stuffed in their suitcase.  When I came back from California, I came back with Chocodiles stuffed in my suitcase. For those of you wondering what a Chocodile is, think Twinkie covered in chocolate.  When I was […]

What Focus Problem?

As I have previously talked about in this blog, Benjamin has had some problems in school and with his teacher.  One of the issues she has cited is a lack of focus on his part.  The thing he has complained about the most is being bored.  Of course, I have […]

Throwing Rocks

Yesterday, we were wandering around with some friends when Benjamin threw a pretty big rock.  I told him to stop throwing rocks and that there is never, ever a good time or excuse to throw rocks. Without even waiting a moment, he immediately said back to me, “What about skipping stones on […]

So Hansom

Matthew has a rugby shirt that we dress him in from time to time and, inevitably, results in Andrea or I telling him that he looks “so hansom”. Well, this morning, I was helping him pull the shirt over his head, and as I did so, he said, “Why do I always […]

Time Zones

I use to enjoy travelling for work.  Okay, I didn’t enjoy the actual travelling, but I liked going to different places.  I think it might have been the change of pace from a normal week or maybe it was just the time alone, but once I would get checked into […]