Tag Archives: Bangor Daily News

Bringing a kid to church can feel like Hell.

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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 […]

One person’s trash is another person’s Christmas gift

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“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 5 stages of refusing to nap

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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 […]

Thank you Hollywood for letting my kid be a dork just like me

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I was born in the early 80’s. What this means is 2 things. First, I am starting to feel really old when I get up in the morning and second, I grew up with the best cartoons ever created. I mean was there anything better than Transformers and G.I. Joe, The Ninja Turtles and He-Man? […]

Something you forgot you loved until you had children

I want to take this opportunity to start a new concept here on the Manchild blog. I want to spend the next few weeks working with you, my audience, to remember all the things we loved as kids. You see, I never wanted to grow up. I still daydream about being a crime-fighting superhero. I watch […]

Because you can’t have everything, balance is a key to parenting

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“Daddy, I want a cookie please”. This is a harmless request except that it happened at 5:15 in the morning. I then had to have a very difficult conversation with my toddler about why we don’t have cookies all the time. As a parent, you spend a lot of time teaching your child about moderation. […]

Explaining the “F-word” to your kid.

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Unless you aren’t paying attention you probably saw this little piece about the city taking complaints over Saturday Night’s Rise Above Fest on the Bangor Waterfront. And unless you’re deaf, you probably heard it. You probably felt the bass rattle your windows, the explosions scare your dogs and you were probably reluctant to sleep with your […]

What are you doing with your kids this spring?

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Spring may be a little late to the party this year, but it is finally starting to warm up and the snow is almost gone from the backyard. So I have started to think about all the fun things I want to do with my little guy in the next few months. My son is […]