Growing Up Means Outgrowing

  I was picking Cydney up from school the other afternoon.  As I walked into her door, I saw that the children were rehearsing a routine to “We Go Together” from Grease.  That was the moment shit got real: I caught all of the fucking feels. The closing of an era will occur in two […]

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Dads Take Your Child to School Day

Yesterday in New York City was Dads Take Your Child to School Day. I think that’s a thoughtful initiative with very powerful and beneficial results. Even when I am sitting on my porch writing in the mornings, I normally see mothers walking their children to the elementary school around the corner from my house. Maybe […]

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All That Hair

Since I wrote about the Hair Struggle yesterday I thought I’d post a couple pictures of all this hair and the relief that I can finally pull it all into one ponytail. I all of this and she’s only 20 months.

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Why God Gave Me A Girl

When I was about fifteen or sixteen I just had premonitions that just happened to come true. For example when I was about that age I dreamt that my unmarried and not pregnant aunt had a baby who was light skinned and her name began with a T. Two years later when she had Tyler […]

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The Hair Struggle

Between Cydney’s mother and I Cydney was bound to have a head FULL of thick hair. We just knew it. Even while pregnant we knew that and her mother was curious who’s texture it would be like. When Cydney was born she cane out with a full head of hair and we just knew it […]

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Negotiations and Sweet Talk

My little girl is something else. She is a very wild child (as I have previously stated). She gets into everything and leaves behind a trail of destruction. Now we all know that babies must play around and experiment with their environment to learn but Cydney’s idea of learning usually requires the tearing of paper […]

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The “M” Word

I had a professor in college who said that “Children are geniuses until they’re about five years old.” Makes sense. It takes a lot of brilliance to know knowing and learn how to talk and process information without teaching them. I’m convinced that children pick up on how somethings should be and in the case […]

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