Monthly Archives: December 2010

Toyota Tetris

I like our Toyota Matrix. It comfortably seats our family of four. It falls under the “compact car” classification, allowing for easy city driving and parking. Gas mileage is great and the hatchback allows for easy loading and unloading of stuff. However, … Continue reading

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A One-Dad Open Sleigh

It was a painful experience. Just brutal. There was some consolation in the fact that it would be good blogging material later, but overall, it was quite nasty. I’m referring to our attempted Dad-drawn sleigh ride this morning. ‘Attempted’ is … Continue reading

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Verbal Combat

Bear has been on top of her mental and verbal game today, so I thought I’d share a few fun episodes from the morning. (phone rings) Bear: It’s for me? Dad: (glancing at caller ID) Yes, this one’s for you. … Continue reading

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Am I a Homemaker?

I had a bit of an identity crisis at the clinic yesterday morning. As I sat in the lobby filling out routine paperwork, I came across a fairly standard question: Occupation? Not too tough, right? It never used to be… one … Continue reading

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Dadbloggit Endorsement: Llama Llama

It may appear on the surface that all children’s books are basically the same. Rhyming words, colorful pictures, good messages… if you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all. Nothing could be further from the truth. I have read hundreds of children’s … Continue reading

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365 days

On December 7, 1941 Pearl Harbor was attacked. Sixty-eight years later, my notions of what constituted normal everyday life were attacked, as I quit my job to become a stay-at-home dad. Sixty-nine years after Pearl Harbor, well, that’s today, and … Continue reading

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