Category Archives: General Observations

Man in the Tan Van

I’m just gonna come out and say it: We bought a mini-van. Yep. It’s done. There’s no going back. I now drive around in a giant room on wheels. Getting the van was pretty much a necessity for us. With … Continue reading

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Even the Applesauce Won’t Accept Me

The other day, Bear, Bean and I were gathered ’round the dining room table to enjoy our midday repast. The lunch conversation, as guided by Bear and Bean, was riddled with scores of “poopies” and “butts” and “poopie butts” and … Continue reading

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SAHD 3.0: The Pregnancy Post

As one year draws to a close and another waits to take its place, the impulse is always to reflect and resolve. Was 2011 OK? Was it all I hoped it would be? What will be different in 2012? One … Continue reading

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Sing a Song of Six Pants

Here’s a recent conversation in our house in reference to a popular nursery rhyme: Bear: Dad, why do they sing a song about six pants? Dad: Well, actually sweetie, they’re saying sixpence. Pence is a name for money that was … Continue reading

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Nocturnal Street Sledding

Fluffy, new-fallen snow. The sounds of neighborhood children laughing and sledding. My wife and I gazing out the window at it all… and calling 911. That’s right, we called the cops on kids sledding. Yeah, we’re hard core. OK, fine, … Continue reading

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Seasonal Blogging

It’s quite obvious that my last post back in June, which indicated that Dadbloggit might be making some kind of legendary comeback after a considerable dry spell, was off the mark. Here we are many months later, and the blog … Continue reading

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I’m back?

So I’m finding that once you’ve blogged for a while, and then you suddenly stop for a while, it is really hard to get back into it. There were definitely some time-sucking activities that prompted the halting in the first … Continue reading

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Bedroom or Padded Cell?

It occurred to me recently that we’re treating our children like self-injurious mental patients. Now now, hear me out on this one. The girls sleep in the same upstairs bedroom. Let me describe to you the physical characteristics of this room: … Continue reading

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Dadbloggit, Another Birthday Already?!

The evolution over time of one’s attitude toward one’s own birthday is an interesting thing to look at. As a young child, you absolutely cannot wait for this day to come. You count down the months, weeks, days. A week away … Continue reading

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Obituary: The Death of Naptime

Running this right now might be a bit premature, but all signs are pointing this direction. Two or three days without naps last week. No nap again today. We’re losing it. We’re losing naptime. Look at that – I’ve just moved beyond … Continue reading

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