Teaching the Children

Homeschooling for another day.I try to help. They say, “No way!”Instead they’d rather run away. A morning meeting. Please sit still.It’s important. Can’t you chill?They leave the room. Run down the stairs.They don’t sit still. They won’t. They can’t.I’m just glad they’re wearing pants. The door’s wide open. Of course it is.It’s cold. Who cares?Continue reading “Teaching the Children”

What I say (What I mean): Communicating with your children

Parenting’s tough. Anyone who has children knows that. Sometimes it takes more than a larynx and diaphragm to get a message across to our little cherubs. Sometimes it only takes a slight variation of the vernacular to reach them. Here I would like to share with you my little nuggets occasionally bestowed upon our miserableContinue reading “What I say (What I mean): Communicating with your children”

Super Bowl Fun and Parties

Last night meant watching the Super Bowl. It’s nothing new for my family. Wife and I have been watching football since we were kids and like most every other house in America, there is a ridiculous amount of food associated with the last football game of the year. Last night’s experience was a different oneContinue reading “Super Bowl Fun and Parties”

Walk on Frozen Water

Some days you hope your children will make good decisions in their lives. Most days you hope for a better day tomorrow. We were visiting family one day recently. If you live in Massachusetts, you know the cold weather we’ve been having lately. Bitter cold We were travelling this past weekend to visit family. Granted,Continue reading “Walk on Frozen Water”

Dog Days of Winter

We’re all continuing to adjust to the added responsibilities Doggie has brought to us and our happy home. Being a puppy with a small bladder, she needs constant walking day and night. Ever the trooper, wife handles the overnight shifts. I’m gone; oblivious to the world. Wife once told me a story of one ofContinue reading “Dog Days of Winter”

Child on the Go

“You know I can’t stand still.” – AC/DC One of the complaints about baseball is that it takes too long to play. In Major League Baseball, steps have been taken to help speed things along. There were some people who didn’t like the batter stepping out of the box after each pitch. The pitcher wouldContinue reading “Child on the Go”

Super Powers (Children vs The Elements)

All five of my children have super powers. Your children may have powers too and, for all I know, our children could share the same super powers. I have only recently noticed the gifts bestowed upon the Miracles of Christ. These gifts, however, are not present at all hours of the day and night. ItContinue reading “Super Powers (Children vs The Elements)”

2020 Hindsight

There’s been a lot of talk about 2020 and how glad people will be to see it leave. I hate to be the bearer of bad news but Coronapalooza isn’t going to disappear when midnight strikes and the ball drops to ring in 2021. But that’s not why I’m here with you this week. I’mContinue reading “2020 Hindsight”

The Family Meets St. Nicholas

‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house. Kitty was purring. She’d just killed a mouse. My glasses were cleaned and laid out with care in hopes that bourbon and beer would be there. The children were nestled all snug in their beds while visions of more screens danced in their heads. WifeContinue reading “The Family Meets St. Nicholas”