Ever since I became a father, I couldn't help but notice that I've become hopelessly drawn to stories and films that revolve around the whole father-son, brother-brother relationship. One such recently came on the silver screen and I was glad for the chance to bring my boys to watch it. Best part was, thanks to … Continue reading Film Review: Fathers-Sons, Brothers in Arms – ONWARD has it all!
It's hard to read something like this and not get just a teensy weensy bit annoyed. In case you don't feel like clicking the above link and be transported to another web page, let me do a quick summary here for you. This was a piece published some time ago in the form of a … Continue reading His Autism’s “Cured” – Sowing false hope instead of acceptance & inclusion
Want to know how mind-slammingly hard it can be living everyday with kids? How about with a kid that 'gets it' but also doesn’t ‘get it’? Let me explain. You see, it’s kind of hard working with children who have special needs like my Caleb. With him, it’s always a fight to transition to doing … Continue reading Living with Daily Defiance
Let's face it: perfectly normal dads everywhere would openly admit to it, if they knew we'd keep this a secret from the rest of the macho world. And what secret might that be? Well, dads all love a soppy tribute to fathers, be it a song or a dance or, in this case, a film. … Continue reading Film Review: Looking Up – A Soppy Tribute to Fathers, But I Love It!
It's been nearly two years now since I started being home more for the kids. So a good time to check-in and see if it was the "right" move. Right? Well, I found out last night. And it wasn't the answer I expected. You see, Jaedon and I had swung by the beach near our … Continue reading Choosing to be “SAHD” – What if I was wrong all along?
Hey Caleb Your 9th birthday's just a week away. Gosh, where did the time go? You know, as I look back over the past two years and my decision to step away from a stable full-time job and into the role of a stay at home dad, I would very much like to believe that … Continue reading Celebrating Another Year with Caleb
There they go again with their silly talk and behaviour! One boy says "I'll eat your dump truck!” while the other squeals “Ah-kak, Ah-kak, Ah-kak!” The scene? Me driving two rambunctious 8 year old boys home from school as they make endless noise in the back seat, while I try my darndest to ignore them … Continue reading Silly talk and behaviour gone amok!
McDonald’s celebrated Children’s Day* yesterday with an interesting giveaway of a card that says “Make a pledge to share #TheHappiestMeal with your child.” The sub-text adds that parents should give our child the “gift of a lifetime – openness and trust sealed with a pinky promise. Pinky to pinky. Heart to heart.” On the flip … Continue reading 5 Questions on Children’s Day…for me!
Inspirations can come out of nowhere sometimes. And this was one of those times. There she was blow-drying her hair last night, like she does every night after a bath, when my wife suddenly had an inspired thought. She decided to stim (gesticulate randomly) in between blow-drying her hair. At various moments she would suddenly … Continue reading “What’s ‘Normal’, Caleb? What’s ‘Normal’, World?”
I admit it. I didn’t want to watch Kodi Lee on America’s Got Talent. Yes, I can hear you gasping in shock all the way from here, and I don’t blame you. Rest assured. In the end, I did watch him. Finally. Last night. In his debut audition before the AGT judges back in May. And I would have to … Continue reading Completely. Utterly. Blown Away!