Tag: kids

10 years old . . . in the blink of an eye

Today is my son’s 10th birthday. And it’s really hard to believe. Yesterday was his last day in single digits. He told me that no fewer than 283 times over the past week. Today, he moves into double digits. And as my son told me yesterday, “Ten years . . . where did the time go?”…

He’s willing to die for the king, but . . .

My son and I had an interesting conversation the other day. If you’ve read the blog before, you’ve probably come to realize that almost every conversation with my son is interesting. It turns out my son’s class is studying medieval times, and he has really enjoyed it. He’s enjoyed it so much that he thinks…

My daughter and the REALLY BIG BOWL

My kids are great (ok, I might be a bit biased here). They’re both very smart, and funny, and all that good stuff. But one thing my kids have never been great at is looking for stuff. For example, you could send my son into an empty room containing just one toy, and he would…

My son . . . real estate mogul?

There’s something that’s been going on at my house that I’ve been hesitant to write about. I find it . . . hmmmmm . . . disturbing. There’s really no other word for it. Over the last few weeks, my son has expressed an interest in, how shall I say this, pretty much owning the…

The Tale of the Sharkey

The story of a boy, his chicken, and his bewildered dad. Some kids carry around a teddy bear. Others  rely on a toy rabbit or dog. Us? There’s no easy way to say this. My son has a stuffed chicken. And his name is Sharkey. I think it’s pretty much a given that when your kid’s favorite…

Always the right time for a pillow fight

If there’s one thing my son loves, it’s a good pillow fight. Actually, he’s ok with even a bad pillow fight. It doesn’t really matter, as long as pillows are involved. I’m not really sure how we ever started on pillow fights (but really, how does anyone ever start?). But if there’s one thing he…

Entering the world of business

There’s nothing quite like doing something for the first time. For my son, getting his first taste of business was almost more excitement than he could handle, and it was more excitement than I could handle. It started on a Friday as we prepared for a yard sale with my mom and sister. (I say…

Dog’s unusual name causes confusion

In honor of my aunt Shirley who passed away last week, I’m re-posting one of my most popular blog posts. I hope you enjoy. Several years ago, my wife, daughter, and I lived in a small town next to a church, where I served as the youth director. One day, we found a beautiful border…

Death by Weather Channel

In a household with a nine-year old, you might think our favorite channel would be something like Nickelodeon. Or maybe Cartoon Network or PBS. Nope. Most of the time our television is tuned to . . . the Weather Channel. My son is – how can I say this nicely – very interested in the…