Monthly Archives: May 2011

The One Where I Cheated in School, Turned Seven Years Old, and Got a Life Changing Present

The move from age six to seven was rough.  I was getting too big to be a little kid, too little to be a big kid.  I had to ride third on my dad’s back to make sure Jean and Jake … Continue reading

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The One Where Zach’s Eyes Lighten and Look Like Mine, Sort Of

My eyes were a masculine light green when I was little.  They weren’t as nice as Jean or Jake’s baby blues, but they were unique.  Everyone who saw me would’ve said I had nice eyes, if only both eyes pointed in the … Continue reading

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The One About the Rights of Fathers

I have always loved babies.  Mom tells me the story of how, when I was twenty months old and she first brought Jeannene home, I jumped up and down, screaming, “A baby! A baby! A baby!” And I loved her.  … Continue reading

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The One Where I Tried to Punish Mom and Failed My Book Report

By my third week of second grade, I was in the groove.  I bought lunch every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday (Pizza, Sub Sandwiches, and Hamburgers) and brought lunch on Wednesday and Friday (Chalupa and Fish Sticks), I was the fourth-best kickballer … Continue reading

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The One About the Biological Shortcomings of Men

Day 14 of being a dad and I’m noticing a dearth of tasks which God has set aside for just me to do.  So far my wife got to be pregnant, my wife got to give birth, and now my … Continue reading

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The One Where Jean and I Started a New School and I Almost Made a New Friend

During the summer of 1982, after Jean and I were friends, we’d go for walks with mom and dad by my old school.  I showed Jean the Kindergarten/1st grade area, the classrooms where Jamie and I played tag and who … Continue reading

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The One About The Untold Joys of Fatherhood

So I’ve been a dad for about 6 days now.  I’m getting the diaper changing thing down, the burping thing down, and the helping mom thing down (sort of).  I’ve fretted over Zach not eating.  And over-eating. I read the table … Continue reading

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