COVID Bliss: being muted mid-sentence by the client on a packed all partners conference call because your 4-year old is in the background barking like a dog.
Kid: Dad, why is it always windy for Mariah Carey?
Me: They put her in storage after Christmas and that’s how they blow the dust off of her.
COVID-19, Day 22
What a great natured and fun group of guys in Texas that do trick shots with athletes and other professionals. Entertaining and family safe. I highly recommend this.
My 6 year-old LOVES this show and we all have a lot of fun watching it together.
I visit grocery stores daily, just in hope of what I might find. Today I was thrilled to find a few gallons of milk, I bought two because we’ve rationed out what little we had at home for days. I found a loaf of overpriced bread that my kids might eat. We’ll see. No fresh meat, yet. I was happy to see some fresh fruits and vegetables. I even found beef stock and some clean frozen vegetables. Hope to find flour in a day or two so I don’t have to break open our emergency dry goods supply.Continue reading 2 Gallons of Milk
Christmas for dad used to mean unboxing absurdly secured toys from wires and installing batteries. Today it’s full-blown technical support for account creation, device registration and navigating system updates.
Happy “Day Off” to all the system engineers out there.
It might be made of rubber, it might not. But it’s required for the workbench.
Why? Cheap wristwatches for kids. These little alert bombs show up at birthdays, Christmas and random grandparent visits. The kids are thrilled. “Dad! Look! I have a watch now!”Continue reading Dad Inventory item #17: Mallet.
Dad and son outside at the grill.
Son: “Mom says you want to grill because it’s out here.”
Son: “Mom says you could cook this inside.”
Son: “Anything I can do to help?”
Dad: “Mom says you can go inside and rinse vegetables.”
Son: “If I don’t speak can I stay here?”
Dreams. I’ve always had extremely vivid, sometimes lucid, sometimes insightful, but always insanely intense dreams. They can last for what feels like hours. I can wake up, get distracted, fall back asleep and drop right back into the same dream sequence. I don’t know if it’s a blessing or a curse, it’s just what has always been for me.Continue reading A Family that Dreams Together
Monet has this “tell” that I always seem to forget…
Monet: Hey, Dat, how was work today?
Me: Good! (short story about computers)
Monet: Hey, Dat, how was school today?
Me: Great! (short story ensues)
Monet: Hey, Dat, what did you learn today?
Me: Fun things like math and science!
Monet: Hey, Dat, I pooped.
Every. Single. Time.