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My Wife Just Said… #212

Posted by on May 13th, 2015, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“Whoville called. They want their baby back.” -Avara   I may be biased but both of my boys are pretty damn cute. One of the coolest things about this parenting gig is how differently each of their personalities have evolved. So very different. There are repetitious moments with our second son, Arden, but they never pay […]

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My Wife Just Said… #210

Posted by on April 28th, 2015, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“My week. Both kids. Uncle!” -Avara   Balance is a four letter word these days. We’re tapped out. If this were a wrestling match, which it mostly is with our kids, then we’d be the folding chair thrown at an opponent and knocking him out. All of us got sick. All of us have commitments. Any […]

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My Wife Just Said… #206

Posted by on March 30th, 2015, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“Someone please tell Vader he left his helmet in the bathroom again.” -Avara   I’ve done a pretty good job of making my family as geeky as possible. Not a day goes by that one of us doesn’t reference Star Wars or a similar cadre of geek literature, films or otherwise. And being a geek or […]

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My Wife Just Instagrammed… #202

Posted by on March 4th, 2015, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“Real Jedis use their hands. And feet.” -Avara   Finn has gotten so fixated on things being certain ways. Sometimes, when we read aloud to him and mispronounce characters’ names from Harry Potter books or Star Wars comics, he just gets very particular. I respect it, usually. Cut to: his brother wielding a lightsaber incorrectly. “Dada, […]

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My Wife Just Said… #198

Posted by on February 2nd, 2015, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“If I wrote a parenting book, it would be called ‘Tickles and Timeouts.’” -Avara   Ever have one of those days that has an intense mix of tickles and timeouts? That’s us this weekend. Moments were so fun and enjoyable. Others were frustrating and mind-numbing. This seems to be the way of the parenting world. Friday. […]

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My Wife Just Said… #196

Posted by on January 19th, 2015, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“The circus called. They want their baby back…” -Avara   My boys are a unique kind of creature. Intensely cuddly, immensely vulnerable and singularly desirous of putting themselves in harm’s way by climbing, running or otherwise tumbling into trouble. They like to push the envelope, and we like to make sure that envelope is sealed. Calculated […]

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My Wife Just Said… #194

Posted by on January 5th, 2015, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“I feel sad for all the babies out there who don’t have mamas or dadas to soothe them when they’re sick. And I feel grateful I’m able to do that for ours… And I need sleep.” -Avara   The flu hit us, the whole family, pretty hard over the last 3-4 days. I rang in the […]

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My Wife Just Said… #192

Posted by on December 22nd, 2014, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“Babies would be great, and I’d have more of them, if they just cleaned up after themselves.” -Avara   Arden approves!😍 A photo posted by Avara Capen (@ithrowtp) on Dec 12, 2014 at 1:44pm PST Is it just completely insane that the thought comes into our heads, from time to time, that more kids could even […]

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My Wife Just Texted… #190

Posted by on December 8th, 2014, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

Don’t they know I want to wrestle with their mom? She always wins, of course. But that’s just because we’ve been together for almost 15 years. And she’s smarter than me. And better at wrestling. – Previous “My Wife Just Said…” What does a human jungle gym look like exactly?   Follow us on Facebook. […]

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My Wife Just Said… #188

Posted by on November 24th, 2014, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“Moved two days ago and still can’t find my underwear. Thanks for lending me yours, honey. #movingwithkids” -Avara   A photo posted by Avara Capen (@ithrowtp) on Nov 11, 2014 at 9:53am PST Moving with kids is like juggling whiny chainsaws that need something from you every five seconds. We’re in a land of boxes and […]

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