Tag Archives: Parenting

Lost and Found

Once I saw the older one sauntering down the hill from school in the rain, my parent alarm started to flash. ‘Dude, where is your coat?’ ‘Uhhh, I think I left it on the field.’ ‘Seriously? come on bud, it’s … Continue reading

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To Conquer

“Ease the string back…” “I know…” “…keep your stance open…” “Dad. I know.” I watch as my oldest squints an eye and lets an arrow fly the full 25 or so feet towards our makeshift cardboard target. It was the … Continue reading

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Wednesday thoughts

Dad? Are you done yet? No. I still have a full basket to do. The younger one lied down on his back, looking up at the beams of the bedroom ceiling. I worked at a clipped pace in order to … Continue reading

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Sink or Swim

The younger one squealed with delight as I chased him around the bench in the locker room trying desperately to get the swim trunks over his little middle. He came to a quick stop as he almost crashed directly into … Continue reading

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My prediction…Pain.

I should have known better. The younger one’s energy was beginning to become more and more frenetic. His eyes darted all around him, unable to focus on anything. I had the older one on my back, and was defending myself … Continue reading

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Patching things up

The dark and hollow emptiness made our tiny house feel like a mammoth cave.  Opening the door in the dark, feeling the bareness of the floors and walls, the echo of the clicking lights was almost too much for my … Continue reading

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omen

Hi Dad! The older one’s chipper voice answering the phone took me by surprise. Hi bud. How’s it going? Good. Are you being a good boy? Yup. Are you being kind to your brother? Yup, he keeps yelling at us. … Continue reading

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