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It's my party and I'll cry if I don't get an Audi

Kid’s birthday parties are out of freakin’ control. Parents are spending small fortunes to throw infants, toddlers and older kids (have you ever glanced at that asinine MTV “Sweet 16” program?)elaborate annual events in what seems to have become a keeping-up-with-the-Jones’ type of parental pee contest. For our daughter’s first […]

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Monday, Sucky Monday

Oh man did this morning stink to the high heavens. Daughter was up at 3, 3:30, 4:30 and then again at 5am…screaming that she doesn’t want her blanket (to which we were eventually shouting back in a daze, “then take it off”)When eventually awake for good at 6:30am, she was […]

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D Day

A dentist appointment, my daughter’s first, is schedule for 5 days from now. She already seems to have a healthy fear of the dental experience, although the origin of her apprehension is a mystery to me. Maybe those of us not destined to become tooth doctors are born with an […]

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Scared of the Dark

My wife put the little one to bed last night and asked her why she can be heard kicking the side of her crib and calling out “No, No, No!!!” the past couple nights. She said, no joke: “Well, you see, I know that my Christmas Tree is in my […]

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Keeping the Fun for Ourselves

Special books at Mom mom’s, special games (like Bear Hunt) at school. Our girl has favorite things that are exclusive to places outside the home. I am tempted, because she likes it so much, to seek out the Bear Hunt song and book and play in our house. But then […]

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The Perfect Birthday Dinner

Tonight for dinner, I prepared two-inch thick boneless (I prefer bone-in, but I’ll take what I can get, ya know) pork chops using a pecan and almond dry rub from Cabela’s (a great stocking stuffer from my brother) with baked potatoes along side peas & corn. I made a quick […]

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Rebel Dad

Great stuff recenty over at Rebeldad.com 1) The parenting manifesto project. Share your own nugget of parental wisdom in 500 words or less. 2) Is the Government preparing to make the worst Family Leave policy in the civilized world even worse? Would you really be surpised if they did? We […]

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Playing Doctor

Daycare called this afternoon. Seems our girl was playing doctor this morning. Her patient, another 2 year old female. The teacher discovered my little medical professional up against the girl’s belly, dress over her head. We dropped our daughter off to school late, after Mom’s check up. We all heard […]

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