Everything changes, every day. We're pushing six months into this new adventure, and the most concise way to put is this: It never disappoints. Our girl grows and learns. She laughs and sits and rolls. She hurts and cries, too. Her mother and I--my wife and I--work to remember that both titles apply, Mom … Continue reading Love In The Time Of Colic
My daughter has FOMO. That's the only explanation I can think of. It starts about the time I get tired, every night. What I want is to sit down for few minutes, possibly read, maybe just stare ahead and anticipate the cold IPA I'm planning to open. Not Collins. She knows. There are things … Continue reading FOMO Hits ‘Em Young These Days
"Days turn to minutes and minutes to memories Life sweeps away the dreams that we have planned." --The Lyrics To Some John Mellencamp Song I Really Wish I Could Get Out Of My Head Ok, all of you that have been parents for a while now, go ahead and put on your "I Told … Continue reading Days Turn To Minutes
**Hopefully, that header makes you cringe. Don't worry. I'm not some nut job thinking immunizations are part of a government control operation, or a profit-center for Big Pharma, using kids as guinea pigs for weirdly unknown (yet nefarious and clandestine) research. You know, the people that think pertussis somehow equates to a little scratchy throat … Continue reading What The Anti-Vaxxers (might) Get Right**
I once read a quote saying "the smartest we'll ever be is when we're born." Shockingly, the point isn't that our babies have some innate knowledge they slowly lose. No, the point was simply this: what they realize they don't know is so small. Collins first "drop" in knowledge came with her first breath, this … Continue reading My Little Kierkegaard
Finally told Collins I was writing a whole big blog, all about her. She was maybe, as evidenced here, just a bit unimpressed. "Dad, I just learned how to do the whole fake-cough into a cry so you'll run over here. That's way cooler than your little blog." It sure is.
On The Day You Were Born