Happy Birthday. I have only known you for about 11 of your 16 years, but I have watched you grow, and turn into the person that you are today. The last couple of years haven’t been the smoothest, but I am proud of how you’ve shouldered responsibility this past year. Continue reading A Letter to Clownfish on her Sixteenth Birthday
I had a little fun yesterday, comparing school with work, but let’s talk about back to school for real. This is a big year for school in our house – Clownfish is going to be a junior and that means that it will be her most important year in terms of preparing for college. Guppy is starting first grade at a new school – we put her in private school this year. Triggerfish is a senior, and we will be helping her apply to colleges this year. There is a lot going on, and I’m excited for it. Continue reading The Real Back to School Post
For some of the country, it’s already happened. Here, we are finally getting ready for that very joyous occasion – BACK TO SCHOOL! The school supplies are bought, the backpacks are prepared, the lunches are made, the kids are excited … Continue reading Back to school!
The other day it hit me. I was sitting in a chair, with Minnow in his high chair. I was trying to get him to eat his ices. He was pushing the spoon, and then crying because he wanted the ices back. This ongoing struggle went back and forth. And as I sat there, I realized … I don’t know that I want to do this. Continue reading I Don’t Want to be Dad Anymore
Everyone has something like this in their house. It’s something that you have many of, and have to keep replacing because the old ones get lost. Pens, sewing kits … something. In our house, it’s pacifiers. Continue reading How Many Pacifiers Can You Find?