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boys vs girls

Kids Are Like Snow Days
Kids↹Leisure Technology / Imagination

Kids Are Like Snow Days

In case I hadn’t mentioned it before, keeping children alive can be a pretty strenuous position. My 4-year-old, Jrue, eats so infrequently that I actively wonder if a cloned robot was swapped with our real son without our knowledge. My almost-2-year-old, Jai, is hell-bent on obtaining the world record for…

January 20, 2018
Bros or Foes
Kids↹Sports

Bros or Foes?

I have a 4-year-old preschooler boy and a 20-month-old toddler girl. They are 2 years and 10 months apart…close enough to be companionate, but spaced enough to be potential rivals. When Jai was born, Jrue was deeply swimming in his own “two-year-old-ness.” The days were spent roaming the house for lost toys and spinning around in the…

December 14, 2017
Dad to Dad Chat, Issue 2
Daddy↹Society

Dad to Dad Chat, Issue 2

In part 2 of my interview with my husband, I initiated some pretty imaginative questions to delve a bit deeper into his actions as a child and how that scoped his mind as a father. Here is what I learned.  On his mischievousness as a child. On a scale of…

October 11, 2017
My Son Can Smell Me
Food / Theater Kids↹Festival

My Son Can Smell Me

My preschooler boy is my biggest fan on Earth. I don’t think I will ever-again come across a kid who’d sacrifice his own conveniences for me, who would much rather remain uncomfortably in mannequin-still place if it meant sitting next to mommy. Jrue will squeeze into the tiniest spaces, the…

October 1, 2017
Dad to Dad Chat, Issue 1
Daddy↹Society

Dad to Dad Chat, Issue 1

Mea is trying something different. Unlike the normal formula she uses for her posts, this one is going to be formatted as a listing. My wife interviewed me today about being a father and parenthood as a whole, and I am going to give the advice that resulted from that conversation to…

September 2, 2017
Diaper Change Gymnastics
Kids↹Sports

Diaper Change Gymnastics

The thighs on my 15-month-old are made of thick ham: juicy, but defined. They sit atop bowlegged lengths and meet the certified narrow feet known on her maternal grandmother and aunt. Jai carries the acceleration of a roadster on those things, the torque powerful, even at…

July 11, 2017
Sitcom Kids
Kids↹Leisure Reading / TV

Sitcom Kids

I live by the creed that life can be either a comedy or a tragedy. Of course, realistically, it’s more a tragicomedy action adventure docudrama, but varies from one end to the next in any given scene. I’ll just stick to laughing for now…

June 27, 2017
She Made Stag Look Cool
Dance / Music Food / Theater Kids↹Festival

She Made Stag Look Cool

The hubs and I survived our toddler boy’s fourth birthday party. We made all the sensible moves in our favor: hosted the party in his daycare classroom on a weekday after naptime, as to have peak excitement and not to have to sanitize our…

June 9, 2017
The Sport of Curly Hair
Kids↹Sports

The Sport of Curly Hair

My 3-year-old boy and my 13-month-old girl both have naturally curly hair. It’s funny how genes work. Jrue’s birth fuzz gave way around age five months to one soft puff pastry atop his head. His aerodynamic coif was shaped like a tomato pin cushion…

May 26, 2017