Archive for the ‘Kids’ Category

Little Jimmy

To say my youngest son, Jake (7), is a challenge is putting it lightly.  Without getting into too many specifics, I’ll say this: He’s strong-willed, defiant, and doesn’t do well when he isn’t challenged.  Jake has trouble at school with not listening, hitting other kids and just being (I’m sure in the eyes of his teachers and classmates) an occasional …

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Two TKTs. Two Days.

You know, I thought I’d be the kind of dad that was always there.  You know.  Ready to build a fort at a moment’s notice.  The kind of guy that doesn’t get tired of going to the park or will watch Mickey Mouse Clubhouse in the morning EVERY morning.  I also thought I’d be the kind of dad who had …

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Stories About Barfing

So here’s the thing: My oldest son, Travis, who will be 6 next month, has this crazy fear of barfing.  He’s thrown up quite a few times in his life and has decided that he doesn’t like it.  Fair enough.  But honestly?  It’s more than just a “Throwing up makes me fill icky” kind of fear.  No, it’s deep-rooted and …

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Kool-Aid Stands & Toilet Diving: A Week in Review

I know the answer to this question without even asking: You ever have one of those weeks?

Yeah.  Me too.

First off, I’m a sucker for kids selling Kool-Aid by the side of the road.  I don’t know what it is, maybe some deep-seated sympathy or just the effort it must take for these little guys n’ gals to put …

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TKT’s Adventures in Fatherhood – Episode 219

This morning Laura had an appointment to get her haircut.  Since her appointment was at 9am and I had a hankerin’ for a delicious breakfast burrito  (with BACON) at Sonic, I decided the best thing to do would be to grab the kids and hit the road.  The boys were excited enough and I thought: Yes.  Let’s have a Boy’s …

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