Archive for April, 2011


Home Sick from School–Mommie gone until Friday, “Daddy, I Love You”

Well,  as if another business trip for 4 nights wasn’t bad enough, Emma was off school Monday for Easter Monday and then on Monday nite had a very bad case of the runs that occurred in the late hours of the night…:( She stayed home on Tuesday because her tummy was really bad for the entire day. She was afraid to eat and drink for fear it would keep happening so it was definitely a struggle to get her to drink anything. Her spirits were pretty good though and she took it with a grain of salt and humor. I used the situation to try to get her to eat bananas so the “icky diarrhea” wouldn’t come …Read more […..]

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Here We Go Again…..

Melissa goes out of town again this week from Monday until Friday! 🙁 Very disheartening and puts a damper on being able to really enjoy Easter Sunday. Every time this happens it feels like a snowball going down a mountain that is getting bigger and bigger. The question “What is your career and salary costing you?” runs in the background always propping its head like the bad angel on the shoulder. I know some people would say that if I don’t like it then I should Go Get A Job(See my last post for rationale on this) but I am not sure they can relate fully to this. It is very easy to judge when you …Read more […..]

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Tell Him To Get a Job–Sexism is Alive and Well

During this journey as a stay at home dad– sahd — I have come to learn lots of things about parenting, Moms and Dads. I have come to really appreciate what it means to be a stay at home parent and what they(we) all go through. I used to think that it was easy and relaxing. I used to think that there are so many hours in the day and that there is much more time available to get things done and do some relaxing or whatever. Well, I was wrong. During the last 5 years I have come to learn that many people are also wrong in their views. I have already documented some of the experiences I have had …Read more […..]

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Emma’s New Mustang! Stye on her Eye! Avery has a TV in her room-Can I have one in my room?

Emma received her own car for her 5th Birthday! Her aunts Lina and Mary bought her a new Barbie Mustang Powerwheels car! She really likes it and is becoming quite the driver! I like it too because it keeps her busy for a while although I am always on the watch making sure no cars are coming on the streets near our cul de sac as she zooms in a big circle around our driveway and part of the street. I still have to drill into her head the importance of always looking both ways before entering the street since we still have a bunch of cars coming down our small dead end street and making …Read more […..]

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Scolded By Another Mom

Well, the goofy dilemmas that I have heard about regarding Mom’s of other kids has begun! My friends’ wives have told me stories about things like this and now I have been a part of it! LOL Emma had a birthday party recently exclusively for her friends–her family party is seperate. When we were planning the party we wondered if we should invite the whole class or not. We decided to let Emma decide. Emma picked out the friends–all girls–who she wanted to come to the party. She left out a couple girls and we asked her if she was sure about it since she often played with one of them. She did, …Read more […..]

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