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”

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)”

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)”

A Thanksgiving Leftover Story

I hope you had a good Thanksgiving. If you don’t live in the United States, I hope you had a good week. Thanksgiving has a lot of meaning for my family. Lately it’s meant something a little extra as one of the children in our house has a birthday that week. I love to shareContinue reading “A Thanksgiving Leftover Story”

Bruh and Sus

As of right now, we have five children: two elementary-aged children and three teenagers. Wife says she doesn’t have teenagers. She has five small children. The three teenagers will start their day with some breakfast. One may take some coffee with breakfast. Another will start their day with a body check as they walk byContinue reading “Bruh and Sus”

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”

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”

Marvin the Foreman

Sometimes you see kids and you just know what they’re going to do when they grow up. Coaching youth sports gives me insight to plenty of kids. I watch some and I just think to myself what this one could do with a little molding. I see others, like the subject of this entry andContinue reading “Marvin the Foreman”