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My Kid Just Said… #43

Posted by on April 2nd, 2014, under "MY KID JUST SAID..."

“I like Arden more than Lightning McQueen. And the entire universe.” -Finn (2014, 4 years old)   These two are ridiculous. Can you even take it? I’ve told everyone who’s asked that I knew I would have two brothers if we had two kids. Whether it’s karmic or just the luck of the draw, it […]

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My Wife Just Said… #154

Posted by on March 31st, 2014, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“Is there a class called ‘How to burp a sleeping baby without waking them up’?… cause sign me up!” -Avara   The riddles of parenting are many and dumb. Parenting is such a beautiful and bothersome thing. It can take everything you’ve got, and then it asks for more. Sure, there are lots of rewards and […]

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Kids Are So Gullible

Posted by on March 12th, 2014, under SNAPSHOTS

Parents trick their kids from time to time (or all the time), for various reasons. It’s so easy in the early years, they’ll believe anything, really. So much so, it’d really be an oversight for a parent to not deceive their kid somehow. There’re all kinds of ways we pull the wool blankie over their […]

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We All Start Out the Same

Posted by on March 4th, 2014, under SNAPSHOTS

How totally exactly like Ian McKellen does this baby look!?!   “Even the smallest person can change the course of the future.”   A wonderfully inspirational concept from The Lord of the Rings. I’ve found a lot of people have a difficult time believing something much bigger of themselves, or some facet, at least. Whether […]

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My Wife Just Said… #150

Posted by on March 3rd, 2014, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“You know your life has changed when the most stressful thing of your day is clipping your baby’s fingernails. #idratherdefuseabomb” -Avara   It’s so surreal. The changes that happen when you become responsible for a child are many and massive. Every day there’s a new obstacle, a new crisis, a new learning curve for dealing with […]

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Time flies… so fast.

Posted by on February 28th, 2014, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

Tempus fugit. It’s a Latin expression that means “time flies.” I first heard this expression from my dad, who is Yale-graduate-level learned. I was a just a teen, so I had to either assume he’d freakishly sneezed or ask him what it meant. Tempus has been vigorously fugitting since I was a lad, so Googling […]

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What if Apple made baby products?

Posted by on February 12th, 2014, under EQUIPMENT, SNAPSHOTS

Apple would do a great job making baby products. Heck, some babies are already so familiar with iPads, iPhones and iPods that they’ll try to swipe pictures in books and magazines to change them. People generally love the understated minimalism of their style and the overstated maximalism of their features. Attractive attributes to anyone, but […]

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Diaper Change Threat Condition & Awareness Chart

Posted by on January 17th, 2014, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

  Some consider that one of the top rules of good parenting is preparedness. But those people are either crazy or selling something, don’t listen to them. You’re going to do a lot better as a parent if you do so from a solid foundation of reality. When it comes to the reality of your […]

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Most Amazing One-Year Old Beatboxer Ever

Posted by on December 27th, 2013, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

The Innerrnets is a strange and wonderful place. Not a day goes by that I don’t say to myself, “Wow. I weep for humanity just a little bit more now that I’ve seen that” after finding some odd bit while surfing the tidal wave of information on here. But I must also confess that occasionally […]

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He’s Here

Posted by on December 18th, 2013, under NOTEBOOK, SNAPSHOTS

  Dear Finn, This is your brother. He was born today. It’s your job to help, teach, protect and play with him. Welcome him. He is a part of you, as are you to him. When your mom and I are gone, you’ll have each other. And that gives me great satisfaction. –Your Dad   […]

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