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 when she traveled. Of course I missed her when she was gone. But, it was the “Welcome-home. I-haven’t-seen-you-in-a-week. Meet-me-in-the-other-room-without-your-clothes…” that made her travel more exciting. When she was gone, I’d make plans to have dinner with friends, maybe meet people for drinks, or actually see a movie in a theater. If I chose to neglect all of my responsibilities and not come home….the worst that would happen is that I’d have a hungry (yet, still indifferent) goldfish to deal with.
It doesn’t work that way when you are in your 30’s and have young children. … Continue reading →
Posted on: Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 | No Comments
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 have chosen not to write about any of it. If I shared those stories, we’d be here for a week – and Child Protective Services would have certainly been called.
However, after sharing this particular story with another parent, I felt confident that I could tell you what happened without specifically naming names.
Several weeks ago, we were highly encouraged by a childcare professional (who had been working with Garrett) to visit a specific daycare. She was adamant that we would love the program, love the daycare providers, and it would meet all of Garrett’s … Continue reading →
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 knew that there was no one to stop him. He knew that if he didn’t act quickly, his opportunity would be gone.
As soon he heard the click of the door being locked, Garrett turned and ran down the hallway. He flung opened the door to Justin’s room and began (what Saturday Night Live dubbed) the “Boy Dance Party.”
In case you’re unaware of what the “Boy Dance Party” is – enjoy!
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 →
What do you get when you give a seven year old a Flip Cam and ask him to record his mother’s performance? Pure hilarity…and nausea.
GWE was performing at T.H.E. Show in Newport Beach several weeks ago. She (and her band) were performing on a Friday, Saturday (twice), and Sunday. Since Justin had never seen… Continue reading →
I have been changing diapers every single day since 2006. I have officially had enough! The time has come to induct our youngest son into the Pantheon of Potty Pishers! We are now 6 days away from the potty training known as “Poo-mageddon 2014!”
Much like his older brother did 4 years ago, Garrett will… Continue reading →
Posted on: Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 | No Comments
As Garrett sat in the bathtub, he kept yelling, “Daddy! I want my pirate seat! I want my PIRATE SEAT!!!” “Huh???” I replied, quizzically. “What are you saying, Garrett?” “I WANT MY PIRATE SEAT!!!” he screamed again. I honestly had no idea what he was trying to tell me and asking him to “use his… Continue reading →
On a warm Saturday morning, I took Justin out for his first “real” round of golf. I choose the Mission Hills Little League Golf Course in Northridge, CA. for two reason: 1) It’s only seven dollars for nine holes (add your own jokes here), and 2) It’s never busy. I thought it would be a… Continue reading →
“PROCLAIM LIBERTY [OF BABY TEETH] THROUGHOUT ALL THE LAND UNTO ALL THE INHABITANTS THEREOF LEV. XXV. V X.”After waiting and waiting and waiting…and waiting a little more, Justin’s loose tooth finally came out while he was at camp yesterday. He proudly showed off the tooth (with the remnants of dried blood still sticking to the… Continue reading →
Posted on: Wednesday, June 11th, 2014 | No Comments
When Auntie Shayna realizes that I got her to look at E.T., she’s gonna be pissed! SURPRISE!!!!!
It was 7:15am on a weekday morning and the house was unusually quiet. GWE was starting to stir, but neither Garrett nor Justin were making a sound. I decided to wake up Justin first since it was his… Continue reading →