This may fall under category of "bad parenting" but probably not. I hope not. Just don't tell Lily, OK? My daughter saw all of the fun her brother has playing Team Fortress 2 and wanted in on the action. The kitchen iMac doesn't play games very well but my PC does. So I set her up… Read more Confirmed: I’m not getting the PC back anytime soon
My son is a fan of all things remote controlled and his latest thing is R/C airplanes. After indulging him with R/C cars Lily and I told him that he could get one under 2 conditions: he had to earn it and he had to pay for it out of his own pocket. Note to aspiring… Read more Just mind the wind
I blame Kailey Lampert for this tweet. 😉 @bluelimemedia @jan_dembowski This is also in line for experimenting http://t.co/y0ifMqkisX — kailey lampert (@trepmal) March 26, 2014 Which lead The Girl and I to this link where we learned how to make these. Quick to make and they’re good too.
This is something that’s bugged me since yesterday and I figured I’d post a public apology to my children. You see, they really wanted a snow day today or at least a delayed opening. I’m going to take the chance and hope that my kids can someday forgive me and understand this mighty burden that… Read more Kids? The no snow today is my doing
My 12-year-old has gotten into trouble at home and even though he’s grounded it’s alright. He’s 12 after all and I got into LOTS of trouble when I was his age. My parents had 4 sons and the whole family is opinionated and we all fought everyday. I learned at an early age where the… Read more I’m not asking, but if I did ask what would be the answer?
I’m driving my 8-year-old son to the train station to pick up his mother after work at the train station. He’s telling me about a kid that bothered him in school last year. Him: Dad, he made me very upset. He really pushes my buttons. Me: Well, try not to get worked up. If you… Read more “Really pushes my buttons”
The things kids say. On the radio this morning me and the kids heard about that public announcement someone aired in a Walmart. Some jerk used the PA system to make a racist comment. WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP/ 1010 WINS) — An announcement at a Walmart store in New Jersey ordering black people to leave… Read more “I hope they don’t bring back segregation”
My family and I have been living in our house for over 5 years now. During that time, I have cleaned up my junk in the basement a couple of times. Our kids? Not once. Our basement looked like an organized mess. All of their toys (mostly broken) were piled up against the wall. That… Read more 8 bags of garbage
So Lily put the kids to bed and was complaining that they were fighting. Me: They like to compete with each other. That’s why they fight. Lily: After a while it drives me crazy. Me: Did you ever compete with your brother? Lily: There was no need. Wow.
Today we observed the anniversary of a close relative’s death by visiting the cemetery and leaving offerings (Chinese family members). It’s very respectful and Lily and I want our children to understand the reasons for this. But my five year old girl is sick and the place we were going to is very cold. She… Read more “Let’s go to a different cemetery”