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 »

Fatherhood Adventures

It’s not the same, but it’s not all that different either.Yes, that’s not exactly the most profound sentence ever written, actually it’s quite embarrassing to see it in print, but it’s what I think when I compare dogs and kids.It’s often said bringing a puppy into your life is good training for raising a child…. Read more »

Fatherhood Adventures

A strange realization occurred to me last Saturday afternoon.It came when I was watching my brother-in-law walk his youngest daughter down the aisle at Asbury United Methodist Church in Salisbury. My thoughts immediately turned to what was going through his mind as he led his beautiful daughter to the altar and handed over his little… Read more »

Fatherhood Adventures

The louder the noise the better for my kid.I have no way to compare, but I do have family and friends with multiple kids and they tell me most children are scared easily by loud, unexpected noises. At 15 months, that’s not the case with Beckett, but I’m not sure whether it’s a good thing.Looking… Read more »

Fatherhood Adventures

Approaching the 15-month-old mark in a few days, Beckett seems to have found the joy in being alone. That’s how it seems at least with a new hobby he has developed.One of his favorite new objects to explore is a door, and he is fascinated by how it can open and close, most specifically how… Read more »

Fatherhood Adventures

We threw out our first book, and the pieces that were left of it, this week. It wasn’t something we wanted to do, but Beckett left us no other choice.It was one of those flap books. You know, the kind with the pull down, yank or tear, flaps that reveal a photo of some sort. We have… Read more »

Fatherhood Adventures

He is a beach boy now.My wife, son and I had the opportunity to play tourists in Ocean City last weekend, including back-to-back days on the beach. What a delight.Busy schedules and my son’s fondness for the pool have kept us from spending significant time on the beach so far this summer, despite the fact… Read more »