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 »

Fatherhood Adventures

I am becoming a little less protective these days, and I am happy it did not take a professional’s help.A couple weeks back, on a Sunday afternoon, Beckett paid his first true visit to Trimper’s Rides, and I even let him get on a ride, actually three of them.This is noteworthy. Remember, I am the… Read more »

Fatherhood Adventures

The day starts and ends early around my house.Have you ever been asked whether you are a morning or a night person? Years ago, particularly during my college years, I would have never imagined calling myself a morning person, but I have definitely become just that over the years, thanks to my job, in part,… Read more »