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?
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!
Accept this I constantly tell myself: Caleb will always take longer to learn things. But today, I find myself asking once more: have I? There I was, watching from the sidelines while Jaedon accompanied and coached his younger brother through a playground rope obstacle course on this hot & blustery Saturday afternoon. It wasn't the … Continue reading “I’m passed that stage already” – NOT!
I lost it yesterday. My meltdown happened quite quickly actually. But looking back now, I can see that I was just a dormant volcano waiting for an excuse to spew lava! The trigger was Caleb's reluctance to come to his study table and do his math homework yesterday afternoon. All because for some reason I … Continue reading Losing It #1
I did promise in an earlier post I will also share about my eldest son now and then. So what better day than today to begin?! I've been very blessed to have Jaedon in my life. His name in Hebrew means "God has heard", and after 9 long childless years of marriage before he finally … Continue reading May the Fourth Be With Him!
Today my eldest son Jaedon struggled preparing for his dictation test tomorrow and explaining to his mommy why he can't remember the Chinese words. Today I struggled with preparing how to explain my various missteps in my work to my boss. We've much in common today, my son and I! You see, part of my … Continue reading Like Son Like Father