I Am Jack’s Negative Attention

The first two months of Charlie’s life were intense.  Outside of the usual mix of chaos and slightly less chaos that comes with a new baby, Allison and I were being kept on our toes by the unpredictable nature of Charlie’s older brother, Jack.  Jack is four and he’s recently realized quite a few things. …

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I Am Jack’s California Dreamin’

I’ve lately been thinking about my own upbringing and how that helped to inform my behavior as a father, or even how it hinders it.  I am talking less about the “what my parents did or didn’t do” part of it and more the environment in which I was raised.  I was born and brought …

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I Am Jack & Charlie’s Miracle of Sleep

Jack is a pretty good sleeper.  He had been for a while.  Charlie is doing alright also.  He goes sometimes 4 or 5 hour stretches at night and is a decent cat napper during the day.  He seems to pack in like 3 or 4 half hour naps, and is almost always asleep when we …

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I Am Jack’s Fear of Change

The times they are a changin’.  Whether we want them to or not.  A lot of people tend to pigeon hole themselves with the overly simplistic notion that they don’t like change, or even more grand, that human beings as a whole don’t like change.  That’s not true at all.  I am perfectly fine with …

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Poopy In The Potty and the Meaning of Life

I am tired of cleaning up poop every morning from the diaper of a kid that’s nearly four.  I just am. Oh, yeah.  In case you didn’t figure it out from the title, we are going to be talking about shit.  Literally.  Crap.  Poop.  Feces.  Doodie.  Dumps.  Whatever your preferred euphemism may be:  we are …

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