Regular Life

Regular Life

In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on. – Robert Frost

Posts filed under Parenting

Lumps of Air

“Okay, you start changing, and I’ll come back to check on you in a minute,” I said. Hanging around while he changes almost guarantees he will waste time putting on the Benjamin show instead of changing into his pajamas. A carefully orchestrated series of distractions, it simultaneously entertains the boy and frustrates the parent. “Hey,… (read more)

Pretending to be Six

Fatherhood is absolutely huge. Yes, this could be expanded to include parenthood in general, but I like to be specific. As a father of an only child, I find myself worrying whether I’m a good playmate for a six-year-old, at the same time reminding myself that I’m not there primarily to be his friend. It… (read more)

Kick it One Time

    (click to enlarge) Benjamin’s first full day of kindergarten doubled as his first day of soccer practice. Unlike tee ball (which we “volunteered” him for at age three), he eagerly participated. When I wasn’t helping, I was taking pictures, and Shannon sat in a camp chair, busily filling out a stack of forms… (read more)