Adventures In Fatherhood

Ever since we switched Beckett into a toddler bed, the afternoon naps have become frustratingly inconsistent.It’s been about a month now since Pam took the lead and transitioned Beckett’s crib into a toddler bed. For those who don’t know, this amounted to essentially removing the front of the crib, giving him access to come and… Read more »

Adventures In Fatherhood

As was the case last winter, Saturday mornings are now devoted to soccer at Crown Sports Center in Fruitland.During last weekend’s session, the first of the season for the Cottontails, Beckett was a terror, pure and simple, adding a handful of grays to my rapidly fading head of hair in less than an hour.The only… Read more »

Adventures In Fatherhood

Thanks to a few interruptions of power, I found myself in a tough predicament Monday night.Over the last couple years, I have come to understand there are many curve balls that come with parenting. Some of these lessons have been easier to deal with than others.Sure, there are many things that can be planned out… Read more »

Adventures In Fatherhood

A new nightly event has become quite the hit around the house.I handle the bath duties in my family, and, depending on the attitudes of my boys on that particular night, it can be a hilarious event full of giggles and memories or a nightmare full of anguish and frustration.Since Carson was born 14 months… Read more »

Adventures In Fatherhood

Teaching is a wonderful part of parenting, but I have been surprised to discover learning is also a gratifying, albeit difficult, part of it.As to be expected, a lot of time is dedicated to showing our kids how to do things, from putting a puzzle together to tricks on a trampoline to stacking blocks to… Read more »

Fatherhood Adventures

Setting high expectations with kids can be dangerous territory, but, in this case, Christmas morning exceeded all my hopes.< ?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office">As the big day approached last weekend, my excitement level was running high about all that would await the kids when they woke up. However, I found out on Christmas… Read more »

Adventures In Fatherhood

Thanks largely to Pam, there’s a lot of Christmas spirit flowing through the house these days.That’s why I almost went cross-eyed when last Friday she floated the idea of possibly having two trees this year, the customary fake one along with a real one.It wasn’t so much that I thought it was overkill, although that… Read more »