Tag Archive for fatherhood

Playing games

I taught my 5-year-old chess. That may be me bragging a bit, but what else was I to do? She loves board games and I was sick of Candy Land. I had found this fantastic set of storybooks that explained how…

Separation anxiety

Or, I should say, lack thereof. My daughter started Kindergarten this week, certainly a big turning point in her life. Our lives. She isn’t around in the mornings anymore and it’s just me and her little brother. The two guys…

Digital literacy for my children

My son isn’t even two years old yet, but as of today he has an email address and an iCloud account. He joins his elder sister, who received both the email and the iCloud account with the iPod she received…

An unnecessary death

It’s always a shock when someone who has touched your life passes away, even more so for a teacher when it’s one of “your kids”. Such is the state I am in today upon learning of the death of Andrew…

Sharing isn’t caring

As expected, both of my children were showered with gifts this Christmas season. Honestly, despite all my intentions of not wanting to go overboard, I’m as guilty as the grandparents for spoiling the kiddies. Ultimately, this means that my baby…

Doing something right

It’s one of those moments where I just know I’m doing something right as a parent. I was reading the Dr. Seuess/ Theo. LeSieg classic Come Over to My House, and it was pretty close to the end (pages 58…

It’s just 6 months

In the upcoming month, my daughter will be entering into her first preschool experience. After three and a half years of myself being her only teacher, she has been enrolled in an Early Childhood/Family Education (ECFE) class, my primary reason…

Someone to cook up to

I have a daughter, so it’s only seems inevitable that I would be inundated with the whole line-up of princesses, be they classic fairytales or the Disneyfied versions. Pink, lace, tiaras, frills… Sure, it’s cute and all, and I don’t…

Two good excuses…

I try to make it a policy of mine to not give out too much information about my kids online. No names, no photos, not much more than their genders unless it’s on a password protected site and I can…

An hour’s worth of vacation

I’ll have to start this off with a disclaimer, in the unlikely event that my in-laws actually follow this blog: Honestly, I find your company enjoyable. Really, I do. I may have just married one of you, and I love…