Monthly Archives: March 2013

Dadmissions: The Craft Store

The following is based on a true story: Stuck in the craft store with my wife Losing precious moments of my life Missing in a maze of yarn and thread Wondering if I’d be better off dead Ok I’m kidding.. … Continue reading

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Dadmissions: The Tough Lesson About Teasing

My daughter always has such a good heart. She is always collecting money for one charity or another. She is always trying to do something helpful. She is always such a good friend to others. Until the one day she … Continue reading

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Dadmissions: the TOP chef

Dear famous TV chefs- Every time I make successful toast for the kids I think of you. No I don’t toast to you. I think of you when I make toast. Because that is REAL world with parents and kids … Continue reading

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Dadmissions: Gracing me with her phone call

Her name is Grace and she was born in March 1932. She talks up a storm and lives alone and loves to watch TV news. That’s how I first spoke with Grace. For years, she wanted to know the true … Continue reading

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Dadmissions: The Shower

Holy crap. The girls finally finished their bath so I jumped in the shower. After a long weekend, what parent doesn’t deserve two minutes of alone time. Two minutes. Try two seconds. Two seconds after my shower began, just when … Continue reading

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Dadmissions: The Touch-Ups

The windows outside the girls’ room are worn and chipped and I’ve been thinking about doing touch ups for weeks. Today was the day. So I finally went to the garage and got the beige paint. I finally went and … Continue reading

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Dadmissions: The Sacrifice

We all do what we need to do to get by. In my case I work nights. I’m grateful to have a job at a time when so many people don’t. That job like every job comes with sacrifices. So … Continue reading

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Dadmissions: The Weekend Do-Over

After a packed weekend where we went to a 7th birthday party and an adult birthday party, where we volunteered at the girl scout cookie pickup, then picked up and sorted our own cookies, and did the normal shopping and … Continue reading

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Dadmissions: So You’re Turning 8

A note to my daughter Alicia as she turns 8 (born March 15th) So you’re turning 8 and there’s no question that’s really fine Because there are so many things at 8, you won’t ever see at nine A creeping … Continue reading

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Dadmissions… And Now A Parental Cheer

‎ We all know parenting is a blessing and a challenge and joyous and hair pulling and wonderful and maddening… And sometimes…when the going gets tough… Remember this short cheer: 2,4,6,8 The kids better learn to appreciate Mom and dad … Continue reading

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