I have two girls. They’re 6 (almost 7) and 8 years old now. They’re still at the ages when it’s cool to hang with Dad. I like that.
At the beginning of December, I decided I was going to start setting up “Daddy-Daughter Dates” – times I would spend with each one of them individually. The intent was a quick lunch out or a trip to a store or maybe bowling. It wasn’t supposed to . . . → Read More: Daddy-Daughter Dates, and Bonding
Tonight the girls and I were playing games like Simon Says, Follow the Leader, and Climb All Over Dad Until His Arms Fall Off. We had almost moved into Hide and Seek when I got an epiphany.
I got over it, but then I remembered that I had had an idea earlier in the week that was applicable to my current situation – and would allow me to avoid stuffing myself poorly and awkwardly into . . . → Read More: Weeping Angels game
Somewhere around 35 years ago, I caught my first episode of Doctor Who. I watched a man with a very long scarf run around offering people jelly babies in pretty creepy environments and became enamored with the idea that you can beat any monster at any time with brains, bluster, and a screwdriver (sonic, of course).
Tom Baker and Elisabeth Sladen (Sarah Jane Smith) running from a rubber alien, as usual.
Some of the . . . → Read More: The Doctor Is In
March was a weird month. I actually got outside and did exercise. That’s how weird it was.
Doesn’t sound weird to you? Talk to my doctor. (Actually, if you do talk to my doctor, you probably won’t find out anything. He’s pretty HIPAA compliant. So… just go with it.)
The weather, for those of you who just woke up from a coma, has been unusually warm. We actually got into the 80s a couple of . . . → Read More: March out
Recently a North Carolina man named Tommy Jordan posted a video on Facebook in response to a letter his teenage daughter, Hannah, had written on Facebook. The video was intended as an “in kind” response to his daughter, but it went viral and now Tommy (and his family) is dealing with the downside of short-term fame.
I’ve watched the video, and read all of the subsequent posts he has made on his Facebook page. It’s . . . → Read More: Tommy Jordan: Parenting and Instant Fame in the Internet Age
Maybe I should have called this series of posts “Force Fed”.
While that’s not exactly the truth about how it went down, that title does reflect a bit of how I feel now that we’ve completed watching Return of the Jedi, and thus the original trilogy.
I definitely didn’t force my kids to watch these movies. They’ve been asking (and at times whining) to see them. I do think that I didn’t hold out as . . . → Read More: Star Wars Conundrum: Original Trilogy Reflection
I wrote before about the problem I have with showing my daughters the Star Wars series (well, some of them). It’s difficult to decide what order to show them which versions of the films, and how quickly.
I think I’ve got it figured out.
We’ve now seen A New Hope and Empire Strikes Back a couple of times. There is some question in their minds as to whether Vader was being truthful when he said . . . → Read More: Star Wars Conundrum: Sorted
I’ve got a problem. There are multiple layers to this thing. And it’s all George Lucas’ fault.
Well, maybe I have some part to play in it as well. But it’s mostly Lucas.
See, I have two young kids. And I want to show them Star Wars. That’s my contribution to this. There are parts of this series that are just too mature for my kids at this age. I accept that, and recognize that . . . → Read More: The Star Wars Conundrum
Today’s my birthday. Woo hoo! I managed to not die again this year!
(I’m really not sure where I’m going with this post, but I figured I might as well use this occasion to write something. We’ll see if it turns out to be interesting. You’ve been warned.)
My kids came in to wish me happy birthday this morning. That was cool (though I was a little groggy at the time). My oldest was actually . . . → Read More: Birthday ramblings