We had a tree growing in our front yard right next to our driveway. Yes: had. The tree was dying for a long time and we had been getting rainstorms and windstorms. We didn’t want to take the chance of the tree falling on our house, or worse, falling down on a child. We calledContinue reading “Larry the Tree”
My family owns a cat. She was a birthday present for The Boy, who loves cats and always wanted one. We’ve had Kitty for over a year. Kitty and I came to bond over time. It happens when you’re a stay-at-home parent and you stay at home. Kitty learned her way around the house. SheContinue reading “Kitty”
We have a lot of people stuck in the house during Coronapalooza. Luckily, there are enough screens to go around for everyone. Luckily, the weather is improving and I get outside and do some work in the yard. I try to bring someone with me since Wife is stuck home too in the midst ofContinue reading “Shopping and Fun”
I sing this to myself from time to time. A lot of pain could be avoided if the children could learn what “Close your eyes” means.
Before the days of “Social Distancing” and the latest, newest “Normal” (Can we please stop with “New Normal”?), my days were filled with overworking the Miracles of Christ, force-feeding, and violating inalienable rights. My responsibilities, of course, were nothing compared with the burdens of the cherubim. As you sit in your home/office/bunker waiting for theContinue reading “A Morning in the Life”
How are things at home? Here’s a little insight into our life.
Cleanliness is next to godliness. My children being clean are miracles of God. There are certain things the children here need to do. More often than not, whatever the task, I tell them the same thing: This can take 10 minutes or it can take three hours. Luckily, my children’s showers don’t take three hours.Continue reading “Water Torture”
I have a son. He is like a typical boy in a lot of ways. He wants to be a fireman. He wanted to be a policeman until a trip to New York City. He saw members of a SWAT team. He now asks the same question every time he sees a police officer: AreContinue reading “The Boy”
I try to help children with their homework. By helping, I mean I will help them find the answer. I refuse to give them the answer, much to the chagrin of The Oppressed and various members of The Gaggle. There are times when I try to help children find the answer but they don’t wantContinue reading “Math Problems”
I find myself repeating certain things to the little Miracles of Christ. It doesn’t matter what time of day it is or what they are doing. It seems different situations or actions bring out the same responses. It doesn’t matter which one is doing it or where we are. I want to share a sampleContinue reading “Favorite Sayings”