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Dragon Vacuum by Abby

We had a busy day on Friday and Saturday, and I decided that Sunday would be spent relaxing at home. We watched TV and played Legos and Playdo and Painted and it was lovely. After naps I started picking up. As I was cleaning, Abby started telling me a story. She was sitting on the […]

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Ballerina

If you need any proof that I’m a father, this should suffice: I attend a mens group and I recently had to speak in front of the group, to tell them something about myself, who I am, my life. It was free form, and completely improvised. I told a story about Abigail, and about poop. […]

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Parenting Quotes, 5

Bedtime: “Daddy, what do you want to dream about?” “I want to dream about you and your sister.” “Do you want to dream about us jumping rope?” “Yeah. That sounds perfect.” “Okay. Goodnight daddy.”

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I’m making this up as I go

It’s not unexpected that she should argue with me over matters of style. I expect our opinions will be wildly divergent until she turns thirty. As I thought about this blog post, I wondered what image I could attach to it, and if I had a photo of Abigail screaming at me. Unfortunately (for this […]

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The Day After Christmas

On Christmas day we woke early, we opened presents, there was a lot of exclaiming and there was an entire bag of trash by the time they finished. The girls are still young enough to be excited over clothes, over anything wrapped, over the mere fact of gifts. We left the house, still in our […]

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In which I speak about myself, ad nauseum

I am sometimes very much like my children. They don’t have a lot of experience interpreting their emotions. To them, emotion is all. It is immediate, it is overwhelming, and it is absolutely true and unquestionable. When Abigail and I have conversations about emotion, it’s a real challenge for her to hang a word on what […]

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Fake Futures

I wanted to blog tonight but I have no idea what I’ll be blogging. You’ve been warned. I’m listening to She and Him (A Very She And Him Christmas) and drinking a Ben Marco Malbec, which is satisfactory.  I like Malbec because it’s good, but not as sweet as Pinot Noir. It’s complicated, and momentarily […]

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The Subtle Art of Conversation

Abby has a new trick.  Or maybe not. It’s hard to decide whether she’s being willfully disobedient or just…distracted.  The other night I was putting lotion on her sister before bed time, and she volunteered to help.  I accepted, and told her I would get her lotion.  After she had applied it all to her […]

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Parenting Quotes, 3

I told Abby I was going to take a shower.  As I got ready I walked past the bedroom to see her jumping on my bed. “Be careful, Abigail.” I said, knowing I couldn’t talk her out of it if I was in the shower anyway. “Go take a shower, Dad.” she replied.

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Media Consumption Junction

This article is a great tie in to my last blog post: Children’s Media Use, Zero to Eight years of age. Surprisingly (to me, anyway) 29% of infants and toddlers have a television in their rooms.  Coming from a household that didn’t even have a TV for the first few years of my life (Thanks mom!) […]

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