How do you help others understand your kid so that they can be seen with compassion rather than irritation?
Ravens - Chad Bonaker - Photoshop Collage I see ravens in her eyes Thoughts which flutter Weighing down a free soul. They scrounge and scatter thought She gives them nothing, yet they feed. She Hates the dark ravens. I've seen the ravens. I've tried to get away. They long to live in my mind. Prejudice … Continue reading The Ravens
It's been a long time since I wrote a parenting blog post. I can't say why, for certain, I stopped writing them. Part of the reason was that I felt that I really didn't have that much to contribute to the conversation about parenting. Sure, I can assert my opinion on parenting and pretend I'm … Continue reading A Parenting Blog – A Long Break
Thomas the Tank Engine I watch a lot of children’s television. I’m pretty sure that makes me a bad parent, because it means that instead of reading “Curious George goes to the Costume Party” or “That’s not my Panda” for the 30th time today, I’ve turned on Dinotrux. We could do other activities, like cut … Continue reading The Island of Sodor
Some days are harder than others. Like today. Today has really sucked. It's not really Robin's fault. He's 20 months old and can't explain why he's so upset, but he can beg for a bar, then throw it to the dog. He can whine and pout and point emphatically at the apples. He can say … Continue reading The Bad Days
Oh What a Mess You Can Make. It’s five AM, you’re wide awake. Time to start your day once more. Well, that would be true, If you hadn’t awoke up at four. Your dada needs some coffee now, Why don’t you sit here for a bit. Yeah, that drawer was … Continue reading Oh the Mess You Can Make
It's cold here. Not that anybody should be surprised, because it's cold everywhere today. The Wednesday dad meetup at the Zoo was changed to the Museum of Science and Nature, but I'm pretty sure nobody actually went. It's too cold. I think people here and kinda in shock. We all know generally in the back … Continue reading The Law of Unintended Consequences
A short post. Just a remembrance of Halloweens past. When I taught tech theater at San Mateo High School, I used to take Halloween off from teaching. Instead I would turn off all the lights in the theater but the ghost light, get all the kids to sit down house left and tell them ghost … Continue reading Halloween
Empty bus seats. Last week one of my wife's cousins posted on facebook that chivalry is dead because all the men on the bus to the rental car place didn't jump up to offer her a seat. She is two - three months pregnant and was actively resisting the urge to throw out her stomach … Continue reading Chivalry is Dead? Good.
Screen capture from the iconic 1984 Apple commercial. This post is inspired by a post I read over at Raven's Writing Desk about turning chores into games, a post I read at DadCamp about malls replacing play areas with walls of Ipads, and a post at DadRites about kids and video games. In my brain … Continue reading A Spoonful of Heroin