Not Without Knowing My Love

Thursday mornings are hectic around my house. That’s because Ella has a school singing club that meets early on Thursdays, which means I have to get her out the door and to the school around 7:00AM. For comparison’s sake, her bus usually pulls up around 7:20AM. If you have kids, you understand what a luxury… Continue reading Not Without Knowing My Love

A Son’s Dream, A Father’s Fear

The other day my son announced his intention to launch himself into space on a one-way journey to explore the galaxy. As his father, I should be used to him making grand, above-his-age statements (he’s only 6), but hearing my first grader calmly state his dream to die in space threw me off a bit. He was… Continue reading A Son’s Dream, A Father’s Fear

Monster Fighters

So I’m sitting here this morning, listening to Jon and Ella play. Over and over Ella keeps emphasizing to Jon that the figures they are playing with are “monster fighters – they fight monsters so normal people don’t have to.” Anytime that declaration is made, it is quickly followed by a series of “Hi-yah! Bam!… Continue reading Monster Fighters

Just Like Dad

Sunday is Father’s Day. Do your dad a favor – don’t go the tie route. Get him something nifty, like an electric razor or some boxer shorts. You know: show a little creativity in your choice of banal, inexpensive gifts! After all, dad will pretend to like whatever you buy him, so why put in… Continue reading Just Like Dad

Where’s the Volume Control?

This isn’t going to be anything meaningful, just a brief observation and perhaps a shout out to all the other parents of small boys out there. Lately, I’ve noticed that my son has exactly two volume settings: “Low” and “Ear-shattering”. He seems to prefer “Ear-shattering”. A lot. He’s not an obnoxious kid by any stretch… Continue reading Where’s the Volume Control?