This is my son’s fourth fall. Each year he loves to rake up a huge pile of leaves and jump into them (I mean, who doesn’t). Every time I grab a picture or two and don’t think much of it; but last night I decided to dig the old ones up and pull them together […]
While swimming and BBQing this past Sunday with friends, we had a conversation about the small handful of days left in the Maine summer. Before I knew it my last few precious weekends were filled up with logistics, long drives and family activities. I tend to be a curmudgeon when it comes to planning […]
Happy 4th of July and summer to you all! May your days too be filled with driving kids to summer camps they don’t want to be at.
Finally we seem to be warming up enough for the rest of the snow to melt and the fear of another 6 inches to go away. This winter was brutal, and I thought that we may never see the end of the white devil. But at last, spring is here. So with that, there are […]
Everyone has the best of intentions but there are reasons why people elect to stay home on Sunday morning instead of bringing their little kids to church. Sunday mass is a hour-long test of wills for my wife and I and it usually goes something like this: [5 minutes to start]: We arrive at the church […]
Taking pause at year’s end to look back helps me to see just how far he (and all of us) have come. Here are some of my favorite Manchild posts from 2014.
“You want me to do what?” I looked at my wife puzzled. Then I gave her the eye roll that she hates, followed by a long, drawn out sigh. “Fine,” I said. “Let’s go pick it up”. “It” was a broken-down entertainment stand on a side road in Eddington. “It” took 45 minutes to go […]
The one thing I know about time is that it goes by. Some days drag on for an eternity, while others don’t possibly contain enough hours. We are always coming or going and planning out our next adventure but we don’t always stop to enjoy the scenery along the way. I haven’t blogged (at least not […]
Last week I started the blog thread around things that we all loved as children that have re-entered our lives as parents. Several people began emailing me topics and sharing items on social media that they have rediscovered now that they have toddlers and I plan to write about all those soon. But right now […]
I had a really great lunch with an old friend the other day. The last time we got to hang out was just before I became a father; so a lot has changed in that time. We caught up, chatted old times, discussed future plans and eventually talked about having kids. He talked about how […]