Fatherhood Adventures

Some cries just need to be ignored.That seems strange to say and may seen overly hard-nosed to some, but its true. The fact is not every cry deserves attention. In the case of my 18-month-old toddler, I would say more often than not simply disregarding the cry improves the situation quicker than making a fuss… Read more »

Fatherhood Adventures

Children’s books have come a long way.When I was young, I recall most of the books I read being of the Dr. Seuss variety. I certainly had no complaints then from what I can recall, but when I flip through the books on my son’s bookshelf in his room I am amazed by the illustrations… Read more »

Fatherhood Adventures

After what seemed like weeks of preparations, my family hit the road last week for a lot of rest and relaxation.We spent seven days and nights in one of our favorite, secluded spots along the coast – Emerald Isle, N.C. – with close friends. What a wonderful family vacation it was.When you are a new… Read more »

Fatherhood Adventures

There’s no fear or all fear, and there’s not much in between.This lack of gray area with my kid never ceases to amaze me. It presents itself often throughout the randomness that is life with a toddler, but nowhere is it more evident than on the beach.My wife and I love days on the beach,… Read more »

Fatherhood Adventures

Okay, think about this for a minute before responding – what would you say if someone called your kid fat?It happened the other day, and all I did was smile, for some reason, and utter a ridiculous comment that I would take back if I could.I was pushing Beckett along the street in his stroller… Read more »

Fatherhood Adventures

Thus far, we have a poor opinion of childproof locks, most of which fail miserably at keeping our child out of areas he should not be in.We see evidence of this fact every day, as Beckett routinely snaps the childproof locks off our kitchen cabinets and throws them on the floor. If he’s not in… Read more »

Fatherhood Adventures

It finally happened.I guess it was inevitable. A major kid meltdown led to us having to leave a restaurant early.While at The Globe last Thursday, Beckett was throwing the fit of all fits, and we had no other choice but to raise the white flag, or the black cloth table napkin in this case. We… Read more »

Fatherhood Adventures

Like most kids his age, my son speaks his own language, most of which is still a bunch of gibberish.At this point, that’s just fine by me because it cracks me up when he strings a few so-called words together and jabbers about something or other. However, I must admit that nonsense at 4:45 the… Read more »