Posted on: Monday, December 15th, 2014 | No Comments
As a parent, disciple is a tough thing to figure out. Trying to match the punishment to the offense is complicated and I typically take the easy way out with “Go to your room. You’re getting a Time Out.” Afterwards, I usually mumble something under my breath like, “I wish someone would give me a time out.” And then it dawned on me – I’m going to let my son give me a time out!!
I waited until the next time Garrett was frustrated with me and then I offered, “Should I get a time out?” I saw his 3 year old mind explode. “Yes!” he exclaimed. “You get a time out! You go to MY room.” That wasn’t an option I was expecting, but I decided to go with it.
With a mixture of anger and laughter, Garrett grabbed my hand and marched me into his room (much like … Continue reading →
Posted on: Thursday, December 11th, 2014 | No Comments
“I’m Gonna Get You!!”
It’s not unusual to get a visit from Garrett in the middle of the night. We’re still going through the crib-to-bed transition and he’s getting used to it. However, sometimes we will wake up at 3am to the sounds of “Mommy? Daddy? I need you.” And then one of us draws straws to see who it will be. (Conveniently, I fall asleep in the middle of our debate, so GWE ends up going into his room.)
Tuesday night was different. After putting the kids to bed, GWE and I crashed early knowing that we were in for a crazy few days with the kids due to the holidays. At 3:00am, Garrett began calling for us. Well….not exactly calling for us…more like screaming bloody murder with a “mommy” and “daddy” mixed in for effect. I was the first one down the hall, but GWE somehow slipped past … Continue reading →
Posted on: Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 | No Comments
“Put me back!!! I’m not ready yet!!”
Eight years ago, I looked down at my newborn son and thought, “Wow. This kid’s ugly.” He was wrinkly, slimy, hairy, and he was missing his teeth! He looked exactly like my Grandpa Eli. Don’t get me wrong, I loved Justin from the moment I saw him. (And, I was very fond of Grandpa Eli, too.) I just wasn’t prepared for the fact that Justin didn’t look like the Gerber Baby immediately after he was delivered. As the nurses cleaned him off, I remembered slipping off one latex glove and putting my bare hand on his chest. I knew I had to be the first person to touch this child…and I was. We have been inseparable ever since. Today may be Justin’s 8th birthday, but to me it’s a reminder that the last 8 years have been the best time of my life.… Continue reading →
Posted on: Monday, December 8th, 2014 | No Comments
While in the car, Justin took notice of something on the dash and asked me about it. “Daddy, what’s that for?” he asked while pointing to the gear shift.
“It’s a gear shift.” I responded. “No. Behind it.” he clarified.
“Oh, that’s the tape deck.” I answered.
There was a moment of silence and then… Continue reading →
Posted on: Friday, December 5th, 2014 | No Comments
Another moment when you want to smack yourself in the head due to the actions of your children: Justin lowered his car window this morning to throw out his gum. As he threw it, I yelled, ‘Wait!’ It was too late…his gum had hit the car next to us and was now stuck to… Continue reading →
Posted on: Thursday, December 4th, 2014 | No Comments
Many of you have been asking, “What’s going on with Sherlock?” Excellent question! So, I asked him…and he happily told me.
Several weeks ago, he was on Tinder when a pretty young woman contacted him. After a few conversations and some harmless flirting, she suggested that he meet her in Las Vegas for the weekend.… Continue reading →
Posted on: Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014 | No Comments
My kids are confused. They want to know why we’re Jewish, but daddy is still allowed to (happily) sing Christmas music during the holiday season. My response is simple, “Stop talking! Daddy’s about to hit the high notes!”
As the weather changes and it get colder outside, I get into the holiday spirit and begin… Continue reading →
Posted on: Monday, December 1st, 2014 | No Comments
GWE and I were in the car yesterday with the kids on the way to a birthday party when we drove by a Vietnamese restaurant that I had never seen before. Pho (pronounced “Fuh”) is one of my favorite dishes and I’m always open to trying a new place because there aren’t that many Vietnamese… Continue reading →
Posted on: Thursday, November 20th, 2014 | No Comments
My 3 year old has the best “Appearance” magic trick I’ve ever seen. No matter how often I put him to bed, he silently “re-appears” next to me without saying a word.
In bed by 8:30pm, but re-appears next to me at 8:35pm while I’m making dinner. In bed again by 8:45pm, but re-appears… Continue reading →
Posted on: Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 | No Comments
Garrett has discovered Batman. He’s got the mask and the cape and he’s ready for action. I bust out laughing every time he puts on his costume and announces, “I’m Batman!!” One small problem: I’m not laughing for the reason he thinks I’m laughing. I’m in hysterics for completely inappropriate reasons.
Allow me to explain….… Continue reading →
Posted on: Friday, October 17th, 2014 | 2 Comments
It has been less than a week and Garrett is finally getting the hang of “it’s time to go to sleep in your big boy bed.” Eh…who am I kidding??? He isn’t getting it. Not even close!
For the first few nights, we would put him to bed only to have him reappear in the… Continue reading →