Sunday, August 12, 2012
On one hand, I was not so worried. After all I was already a father, and I felt quite a successful one at that. I had my teenage daughter from my earlier marriage, and in all honesty she had been a joy to raise. She was smart, talented, funny, and mature. This should be a piece of cake. One well mannered daughter couldn’t be too different from three small boys. Right?
Bed Hogs - The challenge of sharing a bed with one wife, three kids, a dog, and a cat
About 300 square inches. That is approximately how much space I actually have to sleep on.
You see, I have kids. And a dog. And a cat. And of course my wife. In short I have a bad case of bed hogs. Let me explain the situation...
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Sunday, December 4, 2011
However, since I am as good at cake decorating as photosynthesis, I went a little safer route and made a Death Star cake. Still though I think it actually turned out quite nice.
Basically we just did the following:
Saturday, December 3, 2011
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
It is more like a long, drawn-out ordeal. Better yet, it is a painful process of brushing and flushing, snacks and drinks, finding pajamas that fit, and searching for that stuffed animal my son cannot possibly, conceivably, ever sleep without, but has not idea where he threw it absent-mindedly several hours ago. By the time we finally get the boys to bed (by which I mean the third and final time they go to bed after coming down the stairs several times) we are so tired that we just want to go to sleep.
So I am always looking for anything that makes the bedtime routine go more smoothly. One of the better tactics is reading a bedtime story. It can be a great time to bond with your kids, help teach them new vocabulary and facts, stretch their imaginations, and hopefully quiet them down gently to ease them into sleep.
We wash a lot of laundry.
How much laundry you ask?