Monthly Archives: November 2012

Getting used to help

Eli and I made cookies today.  It was great fun and very enjoyable.  It also took about 45 minutes longer than it should have because Eli “helped”. In this particular instance the cookie making was more for fun with Eli than … Continue reading

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One of Those Days

I got to sleep in this Black Friday.  It was a bit of a surprise.  I expected to get up as usual.  My wife unexpectedly had to work this morning, so I figured I would get up also.  I have … Continue reading

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Getting Happy About Thanksgiving . . . Again

Thanksgiving was my mother’s favorite holiday.  It wasn’t even close.  She liked Christmas but I think the whole gift-giving thing put pressure on her that wasn’t there at Thanksgiving.  At Christmas you are expected to give gifts . . . … Continue reading

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Expand or Stand?

My wife looked up at me from her phone.  I don’t mean a normal look. It was like her “Are you really going to wear that?” look only more serious.  I looked back at her.  She looked at an email … Continue reading

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Hand Up Not Hand Out

I picked this particular line at Wal-Mart because a pretty girl blew me a kiss.  Hey, I’m just a guy and I knew my wife would understand.  She knows I am a sucker for cute, outgoing, bubbly 20-month-olds that blow … Continue reading

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Joys of the boy child

A close friend recently commented on Facebook that she couldn’t remember uttering the phrase, “Take your finger out of your butt,” before having a boy child.  I can relate.  Boys are like that.  They make you think outside of the … Continue reading

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National Adoption Month

November is National Adoption month.  I am an adoptive parent and I had no idea that the institution of adoption had its own month.  I admit that sounds sad, but it is pretty much how I feel about it.  Don’t … Continue reading

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