Monthly Archives: November 2010

Elf on the Shelf

One of our daughter’s honorary aunties gave her an early Christmas present – an Elf on the Shelf, accompanied by a book of explanation.  It’s a great way to reinforce the notion that Santa knows whether you’ve been good or … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving – A Recap

My wife, my daughter and I have returned from our Thanksgiving trip to visit my mother and brother.  All in all, you couldn’t have asked for a better trip and visit.  Our flights were on time or early.  The media … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving

My life is so very full and rich.  On this Thanksgiving Day, my list of thanks is lengthy indeed.  This post will be short, certainly the shortest yet on this blog.  More than anyone or anything else, I give grateful … Continue reading

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Horses

Our daughter has been taking riding lessons at a stable about 45 minutes from us out in the country.  Once you get through the exurbs, full of congestion and ugly strip malls on seemingly every corner, the winding country roads … Continue reading

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Forward and Backward

For the past couple of years, our daughter has absolutely adored and been riveted to Nick Jr, formerly Noggin, on television.  It is a commercial free channel aimed at preschoolers.  We applaud the lack of commercials, but also understand the … Continue reading

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Favorite Colors

My daughter loves to play hard and get dirty doing so.  She’s a tough little cookie, who when she falls down, usually pops right up, brushing her hands and moving right on.  She loves jeans and crocs, all the better … Continue reading

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Associations

Twice recently, both my wife and I turned our heads toward each other when our daughter said something. Both of them had to do with associating a word with a related action or event.  We were both impressed at her … Continue reading

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Privilege

I had an email exchange from my similarly situated friend (5 year old daughter/ first time dad in 50s) touching base.  We shared our daughters’ Halloween experiences.  My daughter was a mermaid and accompanied by her two labrador retrievers, one … Continue reading

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Things I Didn’t Expect to be Doing at my Age

Until my daughter came along, the chance that I would be doing any of the following was most unlikely.  However, they seem almost normal in the context of raising a child. (1) Changing diapers (Not any more, but I have … Continue reading

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Holding Down the Fort

As Mommy sometimes does, she’s been out of town for the past three days, attending a conference in Canada.  When she’s gone, Daddy and daughter get to hold down the fort together.  In her five and a fraction years, our … Continue reading

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