New Fathers

Screwed Up!


I had put our old mattress on the basement floor, knowing that our sons would enjoy jumping on it. For reasons that defy logic, I decided that this would be an great opportunity to attempt a flip. I had done this move before, in diving, on trampolines, so what could go wrong. I didn’t have…

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Please Help Me!

Spilt Milk

I was alone in the restaurant when they entered – a man with his young son. The boy appeared to be about 4 years old. I guessed that this was probably a divorced dad, having a quick supper with his child. Since I was divorced also, I could relate to his hurt and stress. I…

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Child Driver

Boy Driving

Daddy, can I drive? We are in an extended gray van, equipped with a bed, sink, refrigerator and porta-potty (I hate to stop on long trips just because our boys have to pee). Our sons are 5, maybe 6, and they want some time behind the wheel. We are on the interstate, no cars in…

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Bernard vs Washing Machine

Hobbes in Dryer

What happens when your 38 year old stuffed animal is accidentally put into the washing machine? Instant weigh loss! A seam on one of the legs blows out. Stuffing is sucked out. While emergency surgery can repair the busted leg, this doggie is now a poster child for a weight loss program! Everyone has recovered…

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Feeding Two!

Feeding two

Whenever others learn that we had twins they typically step back and say: “How in the world did you deal with two?  We just had one and it was all we could handle!” My standard answer is: “Your brain expands to the situation.” We had two hands and arms so we could feed two, burp…

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