Tag: birthdays


the rise and fall of lola the muskrat

Dear Baby Lola (hereinafter “BL“): I’m trying not to be pissed at you. You see, for the first 2 years of your life, you were dreamy.  You were the sweetest of the babies.  Your smile was an infection everyone wanted to catch.  You were good with new acquaintances.  You were […]


the last of the littles hits 2

Last week, we had parent-teacher conferences for Maddie the 5-year-old and Owen the 3-year-old at their preschool. At Maddie’s, I learned she tends to hold her pee until she’s visibly uncomfortable, so she doesn’t miss anything going on in class.  She likes helping the younger children and being a leader, […]


you’re 2! or, you were 2. like, 2 days ago.

I have it on good authority that dad blogs are supposed to contain letters to children on their birthdays. So, a few days after the fact, here’s a letter to the lone stemmed fruit of my loins: Dear Owen, I remember the day you were born.  I was convinced there […]

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