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My Wife Just Said… #176

Posted by on September 1st, 2014, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“Labor Day has as much to do with childbirth as Father’s Day does with Christmas.” -Avara   On the plus side, Avara met this Vet/Sage/Zombie Survivalist. We’ve both been seeing lots of posts about breakfast in bed for moms and “I labored for 34958735 hours with my kids.” Yes, it’s Labor Day everyone. Honoring the Merkan […]

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My Wife Just Said… #174

Posted by on August 18th, 2014, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“Is it strange that I’m already planning my kid’s first concert experience?” -Avara   I grew up in a household that played music too loud and too much. Just kidding. That’s not possible. Sort of. Anyway, Avara and I love music a great deal. We rarely find a difference of opinion about the same song. It’s […]

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My Kid Just Said… #54

Posted by on August 13th, 2014, under "MY KID JUST SAID..."

Finn: “Will I ever die?” Me: “What do you think, bug?” Finn: “I never die. We start over, growing again from our skulls.” Me: “Does that mean I could be your son? And will you take care of me when I’m old?” Finn: “Yep. I’ll give you lots of kisses.” -Dad & Finn (2014, 4.75 […]

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My Wife Just Said… #172

Posted by on August 4th, 2014, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“Up boiling nipples at midnight. What you doing?” -Avara   Parenting is full of thankless tasks. So many little things HAVE to be done every day, and to do otherwise means you eat a healthy plate of OHMYGODIAMTHEWORSTPARENT soup. Some stuff gets thrown in the trash, the unimportant stuff and all the packaging around parenthood. If […]

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My Kid Just Said… #52

Posted by on July 30th, 2014, under "MY KID JUST SAID..."

Certain relatives, who shall remain nameless, reminded me shortly before my second son was born how much my brother and I fought as kids. While I wasn’t anticipating this with my little ones, I was wary somewhere inside. I remember feeling like there wasn’t as much attention available for me. But I wanted these two […]

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Daddy Vader Says… Rank Side of the Force

Posted by on July 25th, 2014, under SNAPSHOTS

Sometimes your baby or child does things that impress you beyond the normal “wow, he squeezed my finger” or “holy crap, she ate the whole thing!” Stuff that’s extraordinary. These achievements can even get you thinking they’re prodigies at something, or what they’ve done is somehow foreshadowing of some specific future for them, some destiny. […]

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My Wife Just Said… #168

Posted by on July 7th, 2014, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“That moment when you start humming a song while getting your toddler dressed when he asks what song it is, you realize it’s ‘Push It’ by Salt-n-Pepa and say, ‘Sorry honey, I don’t remember the name.’ Yeah, that just happened.” -Avara   We don’t shield our kids from every little thing but there are certain realizations […]

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My Kid Just Said… #50

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

“You know what I would do if I had The Force? Tickle YOU for once.” -Finn (2014, 4.5 years old)  We started watching Episode IV: A New Hope of Star Wars awesomeness. Finn is in. All the way. He did way better than I even anticipated. After we finished our first round, he said this […]

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My Wife Just Said… #162

Posted by on May 26th, 2014, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“Can someone please help me understand why toddlers insist on making faces like these in every photo?” -Avara   There is a scale of learning when it comes to kids taking photos: 1. No idea what’s going on 2. Realize someone is pointing something at you 3. Making a face because you are asked 4. Making […]

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My Kid Just Said… #48

Posted by on May 14th, 2014, under "MY KID JUST SAID..."

“We should rename Arden. His new name should be Squeaky Cheeks.” -Finn (2014, 4.5 years old)  Coming up with Arden’s name was pretty difficult. I think choosing boys’ names is actually harder than choosing a girl’s for some reason. Not sure why exactly, but there’s so much history with a boy’s name for me. I […]

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