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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]