Category Archives: Parenting lessons — Don’t try this at home

Kim Jong TRBL

      Our second oldest daughter, Catherine, will be spending next year studying in Korea (which reminds me that I need to confirm which side of the Mason Dixon Line she’ll be on, but I’m pretty sure that she’ll … Continue reading

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Locked in a Fashion Emergency

Timothy made the leap from crib to big boy bed this weekend.  It’s a little later than usual to have him start sleeping in a bed, but our math went something like this – wait until he was climbing out … Continue reading

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The Abominable Snowmonster

    There is nothing more that Timothy loves than a good group hug.  When he’s leaving a gathering, our little rush chairman will often reach out to different people to circle up. This is one of the cutest things … Continue reading

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Was that Timothy who just ran past the window?

     Timothy turned 4 years old last weekend, which he continues to celebrate with a series of tasteful celebrations.   We all enjoyed a trip to Indianapolis to celebrate the wedding of Laura’s sister, Mary Ann and her fiancé Fritz, … Continue reading

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Goooooooooooooooool!

    The human body is a perfect creation, and yet, if God had a suggestion box, I would scribble him a note about shortening the length of toddlers’ arms.  Timothy’s arms are the perfect length for reaching down into the … Continue reading

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Our Yes Man

  Last summer, Timothy was on a kick where, if you asked him a question, he would respond by shaking his head from side to side.  No words, but his emphatic shake of the head said it all.  I called it … Continue reading

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Sleeping Beauty

   It was on a Saturday, just after lunch, around Timothy’s nap time, and we had an event to attend mid afternoon, and so I needed T to get a 90 minute nap before our event. Okay, wait.  Step back … Continue reading

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