Three Things

When Grady wakes up in the morning, he knows he has to do three things: get dressed, make his bed and brush his teeth. Recently, Annie Bea decided she wanted in on the three things for herself. I refuse to…

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Lose Your Memory Plant

We were at Grady’s BFF’s house yesterday. Max has an imagination that is on par with Grady’s. One would think this is a wonderful match for a friendship. Turns out… it can be diabolical. Max: Grady, don’t touch that plant.…

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Passport

We spent the morning applying for Grady’s passport renewal. To keep the kids busy, Jason and I forfeited our phones. After 2.5 hours, it was finally time to leave. Jason: It’s time to go. Turn the phone off and give…

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Run Club

Grady joined the Run Club at school. Running isn’t only great for the obvious health benefits and the life lessons in teamwork. It’s also a wonderful way to completely exhaust your 6-year-old. Oh, and it’s a fun way to make…

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Mr. Armand

Last night at Target, a gentleman by the name of Armand was our cashier. He asked Grady one question: “How are you?” That’s all it took. We were knee deep in a 20 minute conversation with Mr. Armand. Grady: My…

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Alexa

We bought an Amazon Alexa. The kids are thrilled. Grady: So we can ask Alexa any questions we want? We don’t have to talk to you about anything anymore? Perhaps this was not a good idea. In any case, here…

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Weave

Today is a “Teacher’s Planning Day.” As parents, we call this “Pay Extra Money for Childcare Day.” So I found an art studio nearby that offers a camp for kids on days like this. Today’s lesson is in weaving. Me:…

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Sometimes

Sometimes I think – Wow, I really handled that well. Sometimes I think – Man, I could have handled that better. Quite often I wonder – Did anyone see the way I handled that? I really hope not. Sometimes I…

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Your First President

Dear Grady and Annie Bea, Today the White House said goodbye to President Obama and hello to President Trump. I want to say a few things about this transition and how it makes me feel when I look at you…

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The Art Museum

This morning we woke up and I told the kids we were going to an art museum. Grady: We’re going to Paris?!!? Me: What? No. We’re going to a museum. Grady: The Lourve? In Paris?!! Me: No, just an art…

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