Post Tagged with: "Growing Up"

Not In Any Hurry For Anything Tonight
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Not In Any Hurry For Anything Tonight

She should’ve been in her bed 30 minutes ago. Instead, she’s lying with me atop of mine, beneath a spinning fan pushing unseasonable cool air around the room. She’s chuckling, flopping around from side to side, getting out the evening goofs. Her teal hair are windshield wipers in front of […]

Christmas In July
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Christmas In July

A couple nights ago, after I’d gone to bed, the Bear admitted to her mom, as they chilled out by candlelight on the new sofa we bought on a whim earlier in the week, that she knows Santa Claus isn’t a real dude. Boom. It’s over. She knows that no […]

On A Bus To Baltimore
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On A Bus To Baltimore

California. England. Mexico. I’ve been a good distance from her, but that’s different of course. Regardless of where I was, who I was with or how little sleep I was getting while there, I knew the kid was at home or at school. I knew that she was safe. And […]

48 Hours in New York City via Rio
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48 Hours in New York City via Rio

New York City is the guy behind a tower of brown and white cardboard boxes piled up onto a hand truck moving east on 43rd street at rush hour on the day before Easter weekend. He is not smiling but the sun splashes across his face all the same. He’s […]

A Life Lived On A Lawn
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A Life Lived On A Lawn

A lawn is more than grass and dirt. It’s more than the trees and bushes that dot the landscape of the spaces behind and around a home. A lawn is a place where kids grow up, where they have adventures both real and imaginary, and where family ties are bound […]

The Saddest Part of Getting Old and Growing Up
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The Saddest Part of Getting Old and Growing Up

My baby turns 13 this week and I’m remembering less and less of the days that comprise those remarkable years. This is a little something about the memories we learn to hold on to and the ones we’re helpless to watch fade away. To hear me tell it now you’d […]

Hey Parents, Let’s Not Grow Up Together
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Hey Parents, Let’s Not Grow Up Together

Hey parents, let’s make a pact to not grow up. We can do this, right team!? I’m back on the Clorox Spin Cycle blog again this month sharing a six pack of childhood things that we adults shouldn’t give up just because we’ve grown-up. Take a look and tell me […]

What They Don’t Tell Dads of Daughters: The Tween Years Are The Best
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What They Don’t Tell Dads of Daughters: The Tween Years Are The Best

Think of it this way: one day she won’t be so little. One day Super Heroes and finger food will no longer dominate the conversation. And one day she’ll be out in the world putting her own unique imprints down on top of the earth, without you by her side […]

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