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Monthly Archive for February, 2013

How Not to Be a Sucker

AMILIA: Daddy, you’re too much of a sucker. ME: I am? AMILIA: Yea, you always give the dog treats when he begs; You always give Gideon and me stuff; You always buy the things on TV. ME: I do? AMILIA: Yea. You have a problem. Do you want me to teach you how not to […]

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Grief’s Dichotomy « back to news The TV talk show host Ricki Lake aired a segment called “Mourning the Loss of a Child.” An expert was brought in to counsel a grieving couple who had recently lost a daughter. The show drew heavy criticism from some bereaved parents, and I decided to watch it to […]

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Try to Act Normal

GIDEON: Daddy, let’s eat at Sonic for lunch! ME: No, we’re going to eat at a normal (sit down) restaurant. Do you know what that means? GIDEON: (Grumpy) Yes. ME: What does it mean? GIDEON: It means we have to act normal.

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GIDEON: Daddy, did you know the cheetah is the fastest land animal? ME: No way! GIDEON: Yep! He can run 60 miles per hour and go 100 yards in 3 seconds! ME: Wow! That means if you were on one end of the football field and a cheetah was on the other, he would still […]

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Bubba Teeth

This is Amilia and Gideon. People always say they take after their mother.

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Super Bowl Grief

After the loss of a loved one, you realized how truly insignificant something like the Super Bowl is. However, eventually, you realize that it is okay to enjoy it even if it is insignificant. Who are you rooting for, Ezri?

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Want More Hair?

GIDEON (AGE 6): Daddy, you should lose some weight. ME: Why do you say that? GIDEON: Because then it would look like you’d have more hair. ME: How would losing weight make it look like I have more hair? GIDEON: Because your head would be so much smaller! Was I just called a fat head?

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Girls Love Curls!

(Kim is curling Amilia’s hair) AMILIA: (GRUMPY) I hate curls! ME: You’re suppose to love curls. AMILIA: Why? ME: Because girls love curls. If it ryhmes, you’re suppose to like it. GIDEON: Yea! That’s why boys love toys! Boys love noise! And girls love pearls!

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