The trap of the digital escape

This past week, my wife and I sat in the doctor’s office, staring at a black and white image on the screen. The grainy images of an arm, a foot, and eventually a profile of a head filled us with smiles inside and out as we finally put a somewhat-face to the growing little personContinue reading “The trap of the digital escape”

Too Busy?

This summer I had come home from work, per usual, greeted by the hugging arms of the little man. I talked to my wife for a few minutes, set down my bags, was going to change my clothes and then do, I don’t know, it probably wasn’t important, when our son asked me if IContinue reading “Too Busy?”

Kindermusik

The beat of the drums. The shaking of maracas. And our son running around a room wanting to play with a hula hoop on the wall. It’s Kindermusik time. What’s Kindermusik? I will explain to you, as I was completely unaware myself until Meg sent me the links one day that led to our signingContinue reading “Kindermusik”

“Father’s Day with Thomas the Tank Engine” OR “Sir Topham Hatt is very cross with you”

What? No blog entry on Father’s Day? You’re a dad blogger for crying out loud! There’s a very simple reason I am blogging about Father’s Day today and not yesterday. I was too busy enjoying it. Father’s Day was an absolute delight for me. I got up and Meg had made a wonderful breakfast forContinue reading ““Father’s Day with Thomas the Tank Engine” OR “Sir Topham Hatt is very cross with you””

Sleeping kitties and spinning plates

Of all our three cats, nobody is the bundle of love that is our Jasper. While our other two have their moments of wanting some love, Jasper has been ever-consistent since the day he arrived and first curled into Meg’s lap and went to sleep on our front porch. Just as early upon his arrival,Continue reading “Sleeping kitties and spinning plates”

The train wreck that is the Thomas the Tank Engine Table

Colorful book covers surround you at every turn, enticing you to crack open the spine and see what magic lies inside these children’s tales. A small stage where storytimes are held, entrancing children with tales of wonder. In a corner, a wooden table adorned with wooden train tracks, and little toy versions of Thomas andContinue reading “The train wreck that is the Thomas the Tank Engine Table”

“You a nice person”

Sometimes it doesn’t take much to make your day. And ever since becoming a dad, I’ve found that it’s often the smallest of gestures, of words that make it so. As a child’s ability to speak grows and their vocabulary expands, sometimes the words coming out don’t always make sense, or require the need forContinue reading ““You a nice person””

Nostalgic for the lives that once were…

I’ve been feeling pretty nostalgic as of late. I’m not sure if it’s the changing colors of the Fall leaves here in the Northeast, which always make me think of the many returns ‘back to school’ for almost two decades, or sitting outside the cafe in college with my portable CD player and headphones providingContinue reading “Nostalgic for the lives that once were…”

Hangin’ out down at the playground

It was an unseasonably sunny and warm Sunday for Fall, and we decided to take full advantage of it by going for a family drive. No set destination, no goal in mind other than just to spend time together. It ended up turning into a few errands that my wife wanted to run while weContinue reading “Hangin’ out down at the playground”

The Power of the Hug

The other day I went to pick up our little guy from my mom’s house. Nothing out of the ordinary as I got out of the car and stepped inside. Usually I find him running around in the living room, entranced by Donald Duck, or giggling with Grandma and Grandpa. This time was different, though.Continue reading “The Power of the Hug”