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….
From this point on, my story is enormously inappropriate. It is not meant for mixed company or minors. Read at your own risk!
Fourteen years ago, GWE and I were on vacation in Europe with FoGWE and MoGWE. We were not married, we had no children, and our biggest conundrum was, “Do we sleep until 10:00am or 11:00am?” It was a magical time when we had few inhibitions and the word “sleep” was actually in our vocabulary. (Since the arrival of our children, I’ve been awake….since 2006.)
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 hallway several minutes later. It was like Human Wack-a-Mole. Every time we put him down, he would pop back up again somewhere else in the house.
With a great deal of patience, we read to him, sang his favorite songs to him, left the light on (by his request), turned the light off (by his request), got him a glass of water, rubbed his back, rubbed his head, rubbed his feet, etc. However, all of it was pointless because he did not understand the concept of “get into bed and stay there.”
Posted on: Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 | No Comments
(I posted this update yesterday on Facebook, but thought it was funny enough to repost on the blog. Enjoy!)
I just got the iPhone 6 and it’s the first time I’ve had a Siri. Justin loves playing with the Siri feature, yet gets frustrated when “she” refuses to answer him because he forgets her name. He’s called her “Kristy,” “Kirsten,” and this morning he kept calling her “Candy.”
I tried explaining to him that women don’t like it when you call them by the wrong name. It’s better to learn that lesson now than when it REALLY matters.
Posted on: Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 | No Comments
As we celebrated Garrett’s 3rd birthday this weekend, I thought back over how he’s grown up during the past 12 months. He has transformed from a babbling, drooling, ball of energy to a very talkative, semi-drooling, ball of energy! Garrett has made lots of friends, learned lots of new words, and is always ready for… Continue reading →
Posted on: Friday, October 10th, 2014 | No Comments
After two kids and seven years, the crib is finally out of the house. It served us well! It was the one place in the house where I knew that if put something (or someone) in it, they would still be there when I returned. The days of having to lift a child out of… Continue reading →
Posted on: Thursday, October 9th, 2014 | 1 Comment
About a week ago, Justin brought home an assignment from school. He was given a piece of construction paper that was 18×12 and told to create a collage of his “hero” and then add three reasons as to why that person is a hero. In an attempt to get this assignment over with as quickly… Continue reading →
Posted on: Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 | No Comments
It was 11pm and I was exhausted after a long day. I just wanted to collapse into bed and read a little before I fell asleep. As my body was just about to make contact with the mattress, GWE turned to me and said, “You know you need to bring Lightning in, right?” Over the… Continue reading →
Posted on: Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 | No Comments
While lounging poolside on vacation recently, Garrett found himself mesmerized by the baby pool surrounded by three waterfalls and two giant “geyser-like” structures that spit out water. As I stood by that pool, I watched him play in the pool, then play with the waterfall, then come back to the pool, then run over (and… Continue reading →
Posted on: Sunday, September 21st, 2014 | No Comments
Several weeks ago, Justin asked me if I had gone fishing when I was a little boy. I told him that I had been many times and that I loved it. But……….I may have embellished my experiences a little. For his benefit, I made the stories sound “homespun,” like they came from the pages of… Continue reading →
Posted on: Thursday, September 4th, 2014 | No Comments
The last thing I heard before “the accident” was GWE asking me if I wanted a glass of wine with dinner. I never got to answer her. Before I could say “Sure!,” Garrett managed to trip over his scooter, fall forward, and bang his head into the corner of the patio door. GWE caught him… Continue reading →
Posted on: Friday, August 22nd, 2014 | No Comments
Never before has Justin been so relieved to get food out of his mouth!
As the restaurant manager leaned over to apologize for our food service, I looked at Justin. He looked pale. In slow motion, I watched as he raised an empty plate up to his face just as partially chewed food began to… Continue reading →