Quikie - Soul Mates

August 8th, 2016

Quickie: Soul Mates

The other day while we were out on a family bike ride we stopped mid-way for a little refreshment. My wife and I apparently got talking a little lovey-dovey to each other and we may have made mention that we are “soul mates” that apparently prompted this thought from him: “I believe in soul mates [Read More…]

June 23rd, 2016

Quickie: Spray Tans

Driving home from the city we passed a billboard advertising spray tans at a local tanning salon chain here.  My youngest (California-raised) boy had questions… 10 yo: What’s a spray tan? Me: People go into a tanning salon and basically have their skin sprayed a little darker. 10 yo: like spray painting? Me: Yeah, they [Read More…]

April 22nd, 2016

Quickie: No Time For Love

Talking to my youngest after his soccer practice the other day while he dribbled his soccer ball around our room, my wife said out loud that she loved me, which usually elicits a groan or some other show of disgust from him. This time his response was: I’m fine if people are in love… I [Read More…]

February 17th, 2016

Quickie: Wool Inventions

On the third attempt to wake my youngest son today he and I had THIS amazing exchange: Me: Seriously, dude, this is like the third time we’ve tried to get you up… My Son: I know just a second… Me: Come on dude… My Son (still curled up in bed with eyes closed): I was just thinking, [Read More…]

August 24th, 2015

Quickie: I do understand

  My oldest and I are quite often caught in long drawn out conversations about science/math.  It is impressive how much he knows and understands, but problematic when he thinks he knows more than he does…  the other day in the car for example I got this little nugget when I made the observation that [Read More…]

May 11th, 2015

Quickie: Wake Up

The other morning as I was waking my youngest up for the second or third time I may have had this conversation with him after mimicking a bugle playing Reveille: Me: Hey you know how much you love everything Army? 9 yo: mmmmph Me: Right now your sarge would be yelling at you… 9 yo: [Read More…]

May 6th, 2015

Quickie: See Store for Details

My kid may be a pop-culture genius… or at least a pretty good source of entertainment for me for years to come. Yesterday as part of his assignment on the Gettysburg Address he submitted this as part of his writing prompt:   Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent [Read More…]