Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Thursday, August 4, 2011
So we decided to let Little E plan our day yesterday. After sleeping in until 9:30 in the morning, we climbed in the car and headed towards Baltimore with the National Aquarium as our destination. This was per her request to go see "nemos" in the morning. For the record and to avoid any impending lawsuits, thanks to the Disney Corporation, all fish, including Goldfish crackers, are known as "nemos". As we neared the wonderful city of Baltimore, I chose to ask our 2-year-old navigator if she wanted to see fishies or animals. Her reply was of course: animals. And just in the nick of time, too, because the next exit was the exit for the Maryland Zoo.
Friday, July 29, 2011
Saturday, July 16, 2011
OK, I’ve had it. It’s time to set the record straight. And I’m not being self-righteous here, either. I’ve made this mistake in the past, and now I’m here to put a stop to it. As you all know, I love Little E more than life itself. The same goes for Mama Bird. And it’s because of the two of them that I’m about to lose it on this particular subject.
Friday, June 24, 2011
Saturday, June 18, 2011
MB: I want to sign up to be a bone marrow donor, but I can’t because I don’t weigh enough. You want me to sign you up?
Me: What does it involve?
MB: Nothing unless you’re a match, then just blood and marrow cells, all outpatient.
Me: How do they get the marrow cells? Painfull?
MB: It says a needle in your pelvis. It says 1 out of every 200 will actually donate and it requires 30 to 40 hours of your time if you are a match. And you will be sent a packet to provide a cheek swab.
Me: Will an anesthesiologist be present?
Friday, June 17, 2011
Father’s Day is fast approaching and I realized this year that, as dads, we get no respect. It’s not that moms don’t deserve everything they get for Mother’s Day, but, I think, especially in this day and age, that dads deserve more. And my wife agrees. In fact, this exact topic was Mama Bird’s idea. Dads these days are more involved than ever before. I went to every single appointment my wife had while pregnant, even going so far as to take days off work or leave early. I was with her every step of the way. Sure, 30 years ago some dads did the same thing, but not in the numbers they are today. Dads were volunteer coaches back then, too, but today’s dad coach’s sports he never played and knows very little about because his kids want to play. Today’s dad goes to every sporting event, school play, musical, etc. that he can. Today’s dad stays home while mom works. Today’s dad cooks and cleans, shops for groceries, and drops the kids off at school. Today’s dad is Mr. Mom.
When Little E was born, we disconnected our doorbell. We did this because we had three dogs at the time, since then we’ve lost two and gained one, and we didn’t want the ringing doorbell to trigger barking that would wake Little E during her nap schedule. However, the dogs now recognize the sound of knocking and threaten to attack even the slightest noise. Not that they would inflict a whole lot of damage other than potentially rupturing an eardrum or two. You see, they are big dogs in teeny-tiny little bodies, the larger of the two tipping the scale at a whopping eight pounds. It’s gotten to the point that every time there’s a doorbell in a movie, we mark the time so as to be able to press the mute button to avoid the raucous.
Friday, May 27, 2011
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Monday, May 16, 2011
Before I even start this post, I need you all to go and read the following story, and please watch the videos, too: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/mom-year-daughter-botox-young-young/story?id=13580804
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Monday, April 25, 2011
Friday, April 22, 2011
Friday, April 15, 2011
Thursday, April 7, 2011
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently released new recommendations for child seat safety guidelines. I know that within our group of friends, small as it may be, there have been some relatively heated debates about this subject. I'd like to tackle it publicly and welcome your comments at the end of this post. And for those of you who have had these same debates with your friends, please send them this way, the more followers, the merrier.