Category Archives: Indoors

The Band-Aid that Almost Killed Naptime

Things aren’t funny anymore. At least, that’s what I’ve been telling myself. That’s my justification for not working on the blog lately. Things used to be funny, so I wrote a funny blog about them. Now things are not funny … Continue reading

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Mac ‘n’ Cheese Graphic

Being a lover of photography and the great outdoors, I very much look forward to finding the latest issue of National Geographic magazine in my mailbox every month. Perusing the contents of this well-known yellow-bordered publication inspires me and helps … 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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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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The Great Laziness

It was a lazy Saturday afternoon. I mean truly lazy. With little kids around, true laziness is a difficult thing to come by. But it found us, and what a magnificent thing it was. Or seemed to be. As we … Continue reading

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Resume

I suppose it’s inevitable that the girls will grow up. And the older they get, the less justifiable my not working will be. So it’s probably best that I start updating my resumé in preparation for applying for another architect … Continue reading

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Cleaning Up My Act

I took a shower this morning. I’ll now pause for what will certainly be a lengthy standing ovation. That’s right, off the chairs, hands together, hoot and holler please. I don’t care if you’re at work or the kids are … 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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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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