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  • Diaper Debacle
    on Jun 8, 2010 in Uncategorized
    Why is changing a diaper so damn difficult?  You don’t have to answer that. I know why.  It’s because my little dude, who used to lay on the changing table with a big ol’ smile on his face, has recently decided that laying on his...
  • We’re Getting a Dog First
    on Jun 2, 2010 in Thoughts
    Let me get this straight.  You want to get a dog to prepare you for the responsibility of having a child?   Gayle and I actually pondered this as well, before we put the Noble bun in the oven.  And then, about 15 seconds later, we decided it was a...
  • God’s Perfect Creations
    on May 31, 2010 in Uncategorized
    I guess if you were to ask me my current views on the perfection of God’s creation, the human, I would have to say that I think there is one monumental flaw. I have been contemplating this flaw for the past few days and I just can’t seem...
  • Favorite Kid Videos
    on May 27, 2010 in Videos
    More because I just want a place where I can see all of these without having to search for them on Youtube, here are a few of my favorite kid vids:...
  • Renaissance Faire
    on May 25, 2010 in Uncategorized
    I’d never been to a Renaissance Faire before.  This was fun!  We were offered some free tickets to The Renaissance Pleasure Faire from a mommy friend, and couldn’t pass it up.  It was a great way for Noble to hang out with his buddy Al...
  • Onions
    on May 23, 2010 in Uncategorized
    There’s not much to write about here, but there’s so much to see.  Is it evil of me that I enjoyed this image so much, it caused me to race for the camera?  Here are mother and son, in the middle of making some damn good ratatouille. Th...
  • Parent From The Gut
    on May 21, 2010
    As a parent, you are expected, in a timely manner, to reach milestones like introducing solids, crawling, walking, algebra, invent green energy, etc.  I feel like I’m faced with a constant barometer of how shitty I am at parenting.  For examp...
  • So You Want Kids?
    on May 18, 2010 in Uncategorized
    If there’s one question I get asked all the time, it’s, “Hey Russ, first of all, you look amazing in that gray sweatshirt!  I’m so glad you wear it every day!  But more importantly, I’m thinking about having a kid!  M...
  • My Crappy Relationship With Poop
    on May 15, 2010 in Uncategorized
    One of the biggest changes from a childless life to one with children has been my relationship to poop. Before children, I did not think about poop. I did not talk about poop. I did not desire to look at poop.  Poop and I weren’t really friend...
  • Before Kids and After Kids
    on May 13, 2010 in Uncategorized
    Here is my face  before I had kids. I had tons of energy, ready to stay up late and push my physical body to the limits. I would actually watch theatre til 11pm and then perform, myself,at midnight. And then I would wake up and do it all again the n...
  • Chores
    on May 13, 2010 in Uncategorized
    Chores suck. Nobody likes them. I feel confident that the following words have never been spoken by a human being – “Good morning World! The only thing missing from this perfect day is a toilet bowl cleaner and some dirty toilets!”...
  • Holey Moley!
    on May 12, 2010 in Stories
    God bless my child for his purity.  His heart is so pure, in fact, that he is compelled to tell the truth under all circumstances. (Except when I ask him if he’s washed his hands.) He sees life the way it’s presented to him, and with the...
  • My Normal Trixaholic
    on May 11, 2010 in Stories
    It’s good to know my son is normal.  Noble is always shocking us with how smart, creative, and physically able he is.  From remembering jokes and being able to retell them with genius timing, to coloring in the lines, to throwing a ball so ha...
  • She Looks Like A Woman…
    on May 10, 2010 in Stories
    The moment the door closed behind Gayle, as she left for work on Friday, I jumped to Noble.  ”Noble!  We are gonna do something awesome for Mom today!  Wanna know what it is?!” He beamed with enthusiasm, “What?!” “We&...
  • How Did Alistair Come Out Of Your Tummy?
    on May 8, 2010 in Stories
    Gayle put Noble to bed last night.  As she was tucking him in he asked her, “Mommy, why did Alistair come out of your tummy?” Gayle, taken aback by the question, answered by saying, “The doctor took him out”. Noble, not accep...
  • Tylenol Recall
    on May 7, 2010 in Uncategorized
    Hey remember that pain medication you’ve been using on your kid because you love them and want their fever to go down?  Yeah, that’s been recalled.  This recall business is frustrating.  Just this morning, certain lettuces are on the r...
  • 4 Flights, 4 Lessons
    on May 5, 2010 in How To
    Traveling with children on a plane is, um, horrifying.  Sure, there are fantasies that we all have where our 4 year old spends the entire 2.5 hour flight reading a picture book, coloring, and engaging in calm quiet conversation about the view below.
  • The Ted Effect
    on Apr 28, 2010 in Stories
    It was lunchtime.  And on this particular day, we were going to be eating in downtown Los Angeles.  This was a visit mommy at work day, and Gayle works in the middle of the city, in one of the many high rises.  I always marvel at how “green&...
  • Penelope Preghead and the New Baby
    on Apr 27, 2010 in Stories
    There once lived a woman named Penelope Preghead.  She so very much wanted to have a child.  One night, while pounding away at her studies, she heard a knock at her door.  While looking through her peephole, she saw a large group of Alphabetetians...
  • I Know What Doesn’t Work
    on Apr 23, 2010 in How To Thoughts
    I love you Noble, I really want to talk to you.  What you have to say to me right now is probably life alteringly important, and I’m dying to hear it.  I can’t wait to turn the hands of time to ‘pause’ so that I can sit fore...
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