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Dear Brother…

Posted on: Thursday, August 21st, 2014 | No Comments
As I walked into the kitchen, I discovered Garrett standing on a stool while half-perched on the counter. In one hand, he held a pen. The other hand was used to keep a yellow pad of paper from sliding away. His brow was furrowed and he was passionately scribbling something.   “Garrett?” I asked. “What are… Continue reading →

50 Shades of Lego

Posted on: Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 | 1 Comment
My wife gazed at me longingly, but with a sense of urgency. We locked eyes. Slowly, she leaned toward me and seductively whispered, “I’m not wearing any underwear.” Now – where do you think my wife said these magical words? A romantic, candle-lit dinner for two, After a few drinks at a party, or On… Continue reading →

Hey Tonka! Truck You!!

Posted on: Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 | No Comments
While GWE was out of town and Justin was at a sleep over, I had Garrett all to myself. We decided to have a Guys’ Night Out – just the two of us! I scooped him up in one arm, grabbed the diaper bag in the other, and we were off for an evening of… Continue reading →

Get Out The Map

Posted on: Monday, July 28th, 2014 | No Comments
Last week, GWE was in New York for the first part of the week on business and then in Houston over the weekend with family. In total, she was gone for 7 days! SEVEN LONG DAYS!!!!   When we were in our 20s and she traveled for business, it was great. I used to love it… Continue reading →

Daycare Provider or Serial Killer?

Posted on: Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 | No Comments
“Daisy….Daaiiisssssyyyyy…” Occasionally, there are things that happen which I have chosen not to write about. The reasons range from “it’s a long story” to “it’s too embarrassing” to “it would be unfair to point out the utter stupidity of someone who can’t defend themselves.” Garrett has been through 3 daycares in 6 months and I… Continue reading →

It’s A Boy Dance Party

Posted on: Monday, July 14th, 2014 | No Comments
Maybe Garrett was happy to see GWE leave for a few days. Or, maybe it was the realization that Justin wasn’t in the house to defend his room at that moment. I don’t know if it was a spontaneous act of excitement or if Garrett had been planning this for weeks. Last Friday morning, Garrett… Continue reading →

What is your kid doing in the bathroom?

Posted on: Thursday, July 10th, 2014 | No Comments
I do not know what my son is doing in the bathroom. For some reason, he has recently “discovered” the privacy of the bathroom and has spent upwards of AN HOUR in there. I’ve stood at the door many times and asked him if he was ok. He’s said, “I’m fine.” I’ve asked him if… Continue reading →


Posted on: Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 | No Comments
As parents, we expect our children to imitate some of our behaviors. Garrett is a smart and funny kid. I’ve seen him repeat things (sometimes inappropriate) that he’s heard…but, this is the first time he’s ever used props! There are times when Garrett does not want eat the food on his plate. To get him… Continue reading →
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