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 […]

Matthew Strikes

We have a set of wooden, interconnected “roads”, similar to the Brio train tracks.  Matthew loves them, but sometimes struggles to put them together.  Benjamin loves his snacks (he is my son).  Today, Matthew didn’t finish his snack and Ben asked if he could finish them.  Matthew told him he […]

Some Additional First Day Stuff

A couple of things I forgot from yesterday: As I have previously said, a little girl he has been in day care with since they were infants is also in the catholic school with him.  Well, as we were driving to school on his first day, he said, “I am […]

Little Know-It-Alls

Tonight we were watching the hour-long “Dinosaur Train Under the Sea” when Benjamin tells me that it isn’t the hour long one.  (Side note on Dinosaur Train…My sons’ two favorite things have been trains and dinosaurs and I think the same holds true for a majority of boys, so I […]