Edgar Wants to Read

It was decreed not through proclamation or statement, but action.  Edgar Trippe was going to read a book.  The feat had proved impossible for years.  Cats, babies, text messages, emails, DMs, IMs, OMs, GMs, and other attention-demanding people, places, and things were ever present and rarely afforded the time he so craved to immerse himself … Continue reading Edgar Wants to Read

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Common Conversations with My Toddler

A conversation during a car ride:   Toddler; Daddy. Guess what. Me: What? Toddler: Chicken butt! maniacal laughter Me: Ah-haha! You got me, buddy. Toddler: Daddy. Guess what. Me: What? Toddler: Chicken underwear! maniacal laughter continues Me: Good one, big guy! Toddler: DADDY! GuESS WhAt! Me: Goodness, what buddy? Toddler: The chicken died. It's a … Continue reading Common Conversations with My Toddler

Must Haves: Parenting Books

Parenthood is a weird, terrible, amusing, gross, lovely, heartening experience full of weird, terrible, amusing, gross, lovely, heartening moments.  There exists myriad tips, tricks, guides, pamphlets, websites, Morse code signals to help parents understand how to not mess up a little human while keeping their sanity, but the go-to is the parenting book. I've skimmed … Continue reading Must Haves: Parenting Books

Dayton and Balin Debate a Status Update

"Post the picture everywhere!"Dayton said, giddy. "No. No," Balin countered, "the kid wanted a picture. It will be deleted a week." "But it's the first lost tooth! Big moment. Big picture. I don't want to text the entire family. Put it on Facebook and let people say 'aw' and 'cute' and we can be done … Continue reading Dayton and Balin Debate a Status Update

Common Conversations with My Toddler

Me: Let's get some music going, eh? Alexa, play Murder By Death. Toddler: Alexa, play Murder by Poop! Toddler - laughs uncontrollably and oddly goose like Me, stifling laughter: Dude, that's not how we interact with the robot. Alexa: I cannot help you that. Toddler: Alexa, play poop playlist! - continues excited goose laughter - … Continue reading Common Conversations with My Toddler

Common Conversations with My Toddler

Me: Bed time, buddy.  Go put on your pajamas. Toddler: I want Fire Truck jams. Me: Sounds good.  I'll get them. Toddler, looking at Fire Truck pajamas: I don't want those. Me: You said you wanted Fire Truck jams. Toddler: I want snowman jams. Me: Here are those. Toddler: Not those snowman jams. Me: Are … Continue reading Common Conversations with My Toddler