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”

Just me and… Forget it (A Marriage Story)

We’re a busy family. We always have been. Wife’s work schedule is insane. The kids have sports, doctor’s and dentist appointments, drivers ed. We travel here and there to visit family and sometimes help family with various things around the yard. There’s things around our yard that need attention. We’ll get to it. Sure. We’reContinue reading “Just me and… Forget it (A Marriage Story)”

Fun With Flag Football

The Boy has moved on from baseball to flag football. This new experience has paired him with different friends from school and the neighborhood. So far, he seems to enjoy it. Then again, he’s up for anything but baseball right now. I offered my help to the coaches if they needed it. They accepted. ThereContinue reading “Fun With Flag Football”

Practicing Patience

When you’re coaching sports, you try to teach the kids a thing or two that they will be able to take with them. You hope it will help them in life, not just with their play. Sometimes I learn something from the kids. Sometimes you’re just glad practice ended without breaking a bone or losingContinue reading “Practicing Patience”

Good Talk

We survived the summer. You did too, I take it. Congratulations! I love talking to my children, especially when they get back from school or an activity. I like hearing about what they did, who they talked to. I like hearing about everything that happened in between the time they left the house and theContinue reading “Good Talk”

Fun and Games

School is out. Children all over are rejoicing. Home-schooling parents are rejoicing with them. Now is the time for a glorious respite from the routines of math, English, and science. Attentions have turned to swimming and riding bikes. I have been looking forward to this time. It means I can stop being a taskmaster makingContinue reading “Fun and Games”