Tag Archives: parenting

The Nutcracker

Yesterday, I went to see my daughter perform in The Nutcracker.  The past few years I have brought her to watch The Nutcracker, but this year she got to be onstage.  She was a reindeer, a trumpet playing angel and a bon-bon.  Technically she wasn’t the star of the show, but why get hung up […]

A New Life

Today, my niece Khalia was born. She came into our world at a healthy nine pounds, five ounces. She is my brother’s first child, and my first niece or nephew. I’m surprised by how excited I am at the prospect of being an uncle. I love kids- babies and children and even teenagers. I like talking […]

Adventures In Parenting – Self Sufficiency

My daughter recently learned how to tie her own shoes.  This is an exciting development.  She’s very proud of herself.  And I’m very proud of her.  But, now we are late wherever we go.  It takes her a solid ten to fifteen minutes to tie them satisfactorily.  It’s adorable and maddening. That seems to be […]

Adventures in Parenting – Kubo and the Two Strings

Last weekend, I brought my daughter to the movies.  We saw Kubo and the Two Strings.  It was a mistake.  That’s no reflection on the movie.  I quite liked the movie (what I saw of it, anyway).  It’s a reflection on my skills as a parent.  My daughter is five.  This isn’t a kids movie. The […]

The First Day of School

Today was my daughter’s first day of kindergarten.  Although, she thinks tomorrow is her first day due to the weirdness of the schedule.  Either way, she is very excited.  I will be very upset at anyone who diminishes that excitement.  It is wonderful to see her so excited.  Sadly, I’m having a really hard time […]