It’s not FAIR!

I’m not sure where I went wrong. I thought the bubble I had built around my household was impregnable. I did everything in my power to avoid using that four-letter word and to make sure my children weren’t exposed to it. I vanquished it as a vulgarity. No, not even a vulgarity – an unheard…

Playing Favorites

Widget1 has conceded that sometimes Daddy is his favorite. His reasons? Because I am the biggest and I rescue him. Hero points! Before you high-five me, for the sake of full disclosure I should point out that in the sameĀ conversation my son also explained to me that Jesus is the Holy Spirit, and God the…

Baby’s First Birthday!

One year ago today, I was racing down the interstate, cell phone in one ear and my wife’s screams in the other, determined not to deliver my own baby on the side of the road. The birth center midwives/hippies/rainbow children were ready to head out the door and meet us on I-95, but I kept…

You know you’re an old parent when…

I was aging gracefully, hopping over milestones with the ease of eternal youth. Gray hair? Stylish. Hair loss? I’m in good company with Bruce Willis and Captain Picard. Standing out like a sore, arthritic thumb at the young adults church service? I never liked those things anyway. Reaching the big Three-O? No sweat. Getting my…