Monthly Archives: November 2010

Excuse Me, Which Way to My Zen Place?

“You’re gonna have to go to your Zen place today.” Wise words from my wise wife. She had spent only 15 minutes alone with the kids this morning before realizing that they were going to be a couple of little … Continue reading

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Toddlerus unfamiliarus

A week has passed since two bedrooms became one. It has proven to be quite difficult to acclimatize the Toddlerus unfamiliarus species to its new sleeping habitat. Let’s take a look at the field work thus far. For someone like me, a … Continue reading

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Choo Choo Blah?

Yes, my girls like trains. This is not because I’m the kind of dad who pushes ‘boy things’ on his girls, secretly pining away for the son he doesn’t have. They just like trains. Thomas the Tank Engine is well-liked, Freight Train … Continue reading

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Two Bedrooms Become One

Up until now, the girls have each slept in their own upstairs bedroom, and we have slept right outside both rooms in the family room. This arrangement has made a lot of sense. We’ve had easy access to each girl. … Continue reading

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Strategic Sitting

Winter is descending quickly upon the upper Midwest. Gray skies and sub-freezing temps are the norm these days. We have not yet fully updated Bean’s winter outerwear, so for the current time, we are spending considerable time indoors. Because of this, … Continue reading

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Telemarketer Troubles? Tell Toddler to Talk.

The phone just will not stop ringing. There’s probably a dozen calls a day. Telemarketers, my friends. They’re after us. Big time. I’ve listened to their spiels. I’ve donated to appropriate causes. But they just keep coming. It’s obvious we need … Continue reading

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Post-Grandparent Syndrome

My mother- and father-in-law just left today after spending a long weekend with us here at the house. Grandparents are awesome. I’ve always felt this way. When I was a kid, seeing grandparents meant a fun trip to the city, … Continue reading

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Official Dadbloggit Endorsement: The Laurie Berkner Band

Music, sweet music. Both Bear and Bean show strong interests in music. Nearly three-year-old Bear often sits on a chair, unmoving for the duration of an entire CD, focusing completely on the sound waves entering her ears. This blows my mind. … Continue reading

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Little People, Little World

Feeling ambitious, I decided to get the kids out of the house again this morning (two days in a row?!), this time to downtown’s Central Library. Having a car available to us today, we opted to use it. Compared to … Continue reading

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“He needs to shave”

Bear, Bean and I ventured out on the city bus this morning on our way to the Underwater Adventures aquarium. It shouldn’t have surprised me that the morning’s most memorable adventures occurred not underwater but right there on the bus. Let’s face … Continue reading

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