Category Archives: Out and About

Taking the Kids to the Bar

As a one-car family we make certain sacrifices. Now, wait. I take that back. That’s the ‘glass half-empty’ way of putting it. Let’s try this one on: As a one-car family we get to have some totally off-the-hook public transportation … 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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Tell Me a Story, Little Bean

Bean (age 2.5 years) is a big fan of telling stories these days. Certain events seem to leave lasting impressions on her, and she tells the same stories over and over and over. Recently, we all went to see “Winnie … Continue reading

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Public Potty Problems

Warning: if you are not at all interested in potty talk, click somewhere else right now. Hah, I knew you’d stay. Potty talk is undeniably fascinating. So the girls and I have been venturing out into the public realm, just … Continue reading

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Toddler Vigilante Justice

We’ve just become members of the local YMCA. Again. I think this is the third time in a year and a half’s time. Once again smitten by the siren song of the beautifully remodelled Blaisdell facility (if I, one of its designers, may … Continue reading

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The Odd Trio

 The Odd Couple ain’t got nothin’ on us. I mean seriously, they’re considered odd just because one roommate is messy and the other one is a neat freak? Welcome to 90% of all roommate situations, including marriages, across the world (sorry Oscar, I … Continue reading

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In the Waiting Room…

I’m not sure why I thought bringing two kids under three to the Social Security office would be a good idea. But what’s done is done. We definitely needed to go. Bear has been on American soil for nearly two … Continue reading

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Bean vs. Boots: Round 2

You may recall from a previous post of mine that I’ve had some trouble getting the kids out into the winter wonderland. Specifically, Bean hates wearing boots, therefore none of us can go outside and play. I was not willing to accept the … Continue reading

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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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