The day started this morning very much like how it started 4 years ago: I rolled over in bed to find my youngest son Dodge curled up asleep on my wife’s chest. Today is his birthday and he still smells new. The day Dodge was born I swaddled him up, took him to Kate, and […]Read more "My Youngest Turns 4"
A conversation with my 3 year old Max and 1 year old Dodge as I get them buckled into the car at my office. ME: “Max, I’m not going to be home til late so I expect you…” MAX: “I respect you too Dada.” ME: “No. Okay, thank you. I respect you too Max.” MAX: […]Read more "Toddler Quotes 6/26/2014"
It would appear we’ve come full circle…its time to get Dodge (1) to sleep through the night like we did 2 years ago with Max (3). Dodge is stubborn…real stubborn. He’ll kill you with kindness during the day, but at night it is clear who is in control of this family. Dodge. He likes to […]Read more "Toddlers Sleeping Through The Night"
I grew up in what is now a well-know neighborhood on the east side of Wichita just outside of Andover, KS. We moved there when I was 9 and back then, it was just a culdesac of houses out in the middle of some fields. In time, the city grew around it as did other […]Read more "Giving Kids Freedom To Explore & Be Alone"
Yesterday was the third day in a row Max (3) did not earn a good behavior sticker. We’ve stopped trying to punish all the bad behavior since he’d be in permanent timeout due to the fact that he’s 3 and in full throws of the terrible tantrums and whatnot. When Max has good behavior days […]Read more "Tantrums, Not Sleeping, Migraines & New Shoes"