Category Archives: Too much advice

The Return of Elisabeth

Our daughter Elisabeth returns tomorrow morning after ten months in India.  She’s had a wonderful experience, and it’s hard to believe that she’s finally coming home. I keep thinking about when I returned to the United States after a year … Continue reading

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The Usual Suspect

    Timothy is making more sounds and his favorite word is ‘carrrrrr’, and he says it whenever he sees a car or hears the word spoken.  His pronunciation resembles someone from Boston clearing their throat as they say ‘car’ … Continue reading

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Online dodgeball

Laura got up with Timothy a few times last night.  He’s got a red, runny nose and is enduring a summer cold, allergies or possibly teething (we’re casting a wide net on this diagnosis).  When he started making noise at … Continue reading

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Paging Dr TRBL

We would not be surprised if Timothy eventually becomes a thoracic surgeon or ear nose and throat doctor.  This boy has such a keen sense of the anatomy of the neck and throat.  If you’re holding him and he’s feeling … Continue reading

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Tasmanian Devil

Timothy is nothing if not generous.  He has a cold and his nose has been running like a faucet.  The other day, I grabbed a Kleenex and did my best to wipe away what was under his nose.  Timothy then … Continue reading

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Mardi Gras

At church tonight, Timothy was acting up and so I took him to the back of the church for a change of scenery.  Back there was a guy probably a few years younger than me carrying a baby girl and … Continue reading

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Meow meow meow meow

One of my favorite movies is “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid”.  In one scene, the guys are working with a crusty old miner, who, frustrated with Butch and his partner, laments, “Morons.  I’ve got morons on my team.” As … Continue reading

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Shake your blog feathers

Note: This is the final blog entry to be posted in both Caring Bridge and here. I owe Caring Bridge a big thanks for providing such a great platform for communicating about Timothy’s early health issues and later about our … Continue reading

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Take me out to the dog park

We have many friends who always made it a habit to put their young kids to bed early at night, like at 7 or 8pm.  We’ve never put our kids to bed that early.  It wasn’t due to some philosophical … Continue reading

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Ho ho ho

Proving that Santa’s not the only one bearing gifts today, Timothy started off Christmas Eve by peeing on me while I was changing his diaper. Ho ho ho. Our pediatrician cautioned us that every year she gets kids coming in … Continue reading

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