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, it seems as if spring is here. So […]
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.
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 […]
“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. […]
My son recently turned two and is all about playing games now. It’s a great change of pace from the days of “eat, sleep, poop, cry and repeat”. He, like all toddlers is a rambunctious ball of energy. It seems like each day there is a new game he would like to play. So I […]
I woke up this morning to discover a crime outside my front window. My neighbors, who are delightful people, were victimized during the night. Their front porch, steps, bushes and front tree had all been toilet papered. I stood there for a moment and thought “Is that still a thing? Does this still happen?” It seemed […]
note: A response to this blog by Jim LaPierre can be found on the BDN Blog: Recovery Rocks. Dad’s out there. Do you carry pictures of your kids in your wallet? Does anyone my age or younger do this? Do you even print photos of your kids at all? There is a good chance that […]
I told myself he would drown in the stand water, electrocute himself with the lights or be crushed under the tree when it inevitably fell on him.
My son was not the first dependent in my life. The house was neither quiet, nor clean before he came into the picture. Because before I was a father, I was a dog person. I have 2 dogs. One is Chandler, my 9-year-old “apartment dog” who is a scrappy 10-pound poodle mutt with a bark […]