Tag Archives: Let Dad cry it out

Ninja in a Tutu

  Recently, Timothy has been trying things on – baseball caps, safety helmets, winter stocking caps — even ballet tutu’s.  And since he’s been trying some new things, I’ll try writing a blog entry with a combination of lessons and bedtime … Continue reading

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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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Dancing Zeus meets the monster

  According to Greek mythology, Zeus used to throw thunderbolts down to earth. I thought about that when we had a loud thunderstorm a few nights ago. In the summer, our daughters usually sleep in the basement room right below our … Continue reading

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Wee Smasher

   Timothy enjoyed his first real trick or treating Halloween dressed in a costume that was somewhere between a dragon, a crocodile and T Rex.  We went out with some of the other ‘young families’ in our neighborhood, and Timothy … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day in India

  Laura just arrived yesterday in Pune, India to spend a week with Elisabeth, who is in her final month of a ten month stay in India.  It’s cool that, after 9 months apart, those two are spending Mother’s Day together … Continue reading

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More from India

   Shortly before we travelled to India to visit our daughter Elisabeth (who is studying there), she told me, ‘Dad, you should fly into Dehli so we can go down to the Taj Mahal’.  I told her that we already … Continue reading

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A week in India

   While Laura takes Timothy on his first Florida Spring Break, our sixteen year old, Catherine, and I are in Pune, India visiting our eldest, Elisabeth, who is studying here for a year. Here are a few brief observations from … Continue reading

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The SEAL and the monkey

  During this time, and for much of the winter, Timothy has had a steadily runny nose.  Wiping off his runny nose has the look of a Navy SEAL operation.  You don’t walk into the thing unprepared or you’ll get … Continue reading

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The Book Swatter

I never saw it coming.  Last week I mentioned that Timothy had started beeping noses.  Then, as I fed him yesterday, Timothy was sitting in his high chair and I turned my back to him to get his milk from … Continue reading

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Hot Chocolate

(note: I originally wrote this entry as if it was not our kids soaking up our sage advice, but it was us, so here it is)  When our two girls were very young, we sat down and talked with them … Continue reading

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