Author Archives: Peter

First Day of School

Today the new school year started. Where did the summer go? Here she is waiting for her school bus. She’s has to be one of the top three most colorfully dressed in her entire school. And this is just a … Continue reading

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#7

Our daughter just had another birthday. It’s hard to believe how big and grown up she is. One of the things friends told us about having kids is how amazingly fast they seem to grow up. I must say it’s … Continue reading

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Quick Question

This afternoon, our daughter asked her mother if we were going to have chilled zucchini soup on Friday. When told yes, she responded with a yippee! How many six year olds would ask such a question and be excited at … Continue reading

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School’s Out!!!

School is out for the summer, as of last Friday! Our daughter had been looking forward to summer vacation for weeks. Yet, just off the last bus home for the school year, her first emotion involved tears and sniffles. It … Continue reading

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Gardening – Follow Up

A quick follow up to last week’s gardening post… Some results!

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Gardening

My wife has the most amazing green thumb. Our yard is ablaze in colors, front and back. On the balcony off the porch in back, vegetables, spices, and flowers fight to see which can grow the fastest. Nearby, our plot … Continue reading

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Bucket Fillers

Everyone has a bucket representing one’s emotional and mental state.  You are either a filler or a dipper, depending on whether you or those around you are adding to or taking from your bucket.  Kind or Unkind.  Respectful or Disrespectful. … Continue reading

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Women’s Sports

You should know that 1. I have no idea what sporting interests my daughter may or may not have in the future, and 2. I have no formal background in marketing and promotion. It goes without saying, however, as a father, … Continue reading

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Extracurricular Activities

It’s Monday afternoon. That means my daughter and I are at her guitar lesson. On Wednesday, it will be swimming lessons. She is six. What is the right amount of extracurricular activities for her? Right now, two times a week … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day !!!

As I was leaving the store today, three dozen long stemmed red roses in my arms, I was approached by a woman, who, smiling, said, “Lotta girl friends, eh?”  I responded, “Absolutely, my mother, my wife and my daughter.”  We … Continue reading

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