Conversations with Kids

Me: Do you think you’ll have kids when you grow up?Grady: Definitely. And we’re going to live next door to you and dad. Me: That’s great! Do you want to have girls or boys?Grady: I’m going to have a son…

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The Reverse Silent Retreat

I’d like to go on a reverse silent retreat. I get to watch TV and play music and talk about all of the things I care about. And everyone around me is silent.

Husbands=Stress

A friend sent me an article the other day with this title: According to Science, Husbands Stress Their Wives Twice as Much as Their Kids Do Well, DUH! Is this really something we needed a scientific study to determine? I…

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The Birthdays

On June 10th, Annie Bea turned 6-years-old. On June 15th, Grady turned 9-years-old. Thinking back on the days when Annie Bea and Grady were still in diapers and eating birthday cake with their hands (ok, they still eat cake with…

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The Noseeum Night from Hell

Grady ‘s Cub Scout Troop had their final camping trip this weekend. Since we weren’t able to make any of the other trips, we decided to go for it. We packed up the the tent, lawn chairs, SPF, bug spray…

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Your Age Plus 1

Experts say we can only expect our children to pay attention for this many minutes: age + 1 minute. So Annie Bea can theoretically pay attention for 6 minutes and Grady can pay attention for 9 minutes. I’ve yet to…

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Mosquitos Love Me

I spent all day assembling a swing for Grady and Annie Bea. All that was left to do was put the stakes in the ground. The finishing touches. Only problem? It had just turned 5 PM. That’s when the mosquitos…

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That Scene from Zoolander

It was a cold December morning in Albany, New York. The house was quiet—except for two screaming children and an 85-year-old Bahamian woman (Jason’s childhood nanny) mumbling something about wifey (wifi). Ahhh, home for the holidays. Jason was running some…

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GH

It’s a miracle anyone has ever learned to read the English language. Annie Bea: I know how to spell tough. T U F F. Right? Me: Well, phonetically you are correct. But tough is actually spelled T O U G…

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