The little three-nager running around your house may seem to have an answer for everything, but I assure you there are a few things they simply do not understand. Below is that list: 1. Chips, cookies and cupcakes are not an acceptable breakfast. 2. That getting up before 5:30 is totally unacceptable. 3. That they […]
So for those of you who are thinking of having kids, or have a baby and are wondering what life will be like when they are 3 years old, please read on. I have meticulously calculated life with a 3-year old, by the numbers. 3 — Number of years your child has been alive. 15 — The […]
I have put together a list of things you can expect to happen if you have a 3-year old.
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.
It can be difficult to make holidays your own. What I mean by this is that most of our holiday traditions are passed down from our parents. We do things each and every year– some things we may not even enjoy — because … well … that’s just what we have always done. Not having […]
As you may or may not know, we are struggling with a 2-year-old at home who has decided all on his own that napping is not for him. Like a tiny alcoholic, he doesn’t see how his actions affect those around him. He is irritable, unpredictable and, at times, belligerent. He doesn’t know that he […]
The first time it happens you shrug it off and think it was just a fluke. Then a week or two later it happens again. The following week your child does it twice. You worry quietly to yourself that this could be the beginning of the end. But you bury that thought because everything returns to normal […]
Maybe it was growing up in Lewiston, maybe it was that I never won any awards for best costume, maybe it was that I don’t care for most candy, or maybe it was that I didn’t like to stand out as a youngster, but I have never been a big fan of Halloween. I have […]