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Dec 19

Letter To Santa #dreambig

Posted on Friday, December 19, 2014 in Fatherhood Friday

This is my oldest child’s “Letter to Santa” (which they are required to write until they move out). Then she even tries to extort me…errr…Santa at the end.

She cracks me up. #dreambig (more…)

Dec 1

#monday

Posted on Monday, December 1, 2014 in Man Cave Moments

Dec 1

The Day After Thanksgiving

Posted on Monday, December 1, 2014 in Man Cave Moments, Sports & Pop Culture

hunt morningFor many people, including myself, the fall is the best time of the year. The fall represents for many food, family, and friends. Not to mention football. However for me, the fall also represents the hunt. If you hve followed this blog since inception, you know that I started hunting in the fall of 2009. I instantly fell in love. Duck hunting became a passion. It felt like a way for me to honor the traditions of my family that seem to be lost with the previous generation. Just like my grandfather and his father before him, we harvest whatever we hunt.

This is the first year that I have not gone duck hunting the day after Thanksgiving. It has been a challenging year for my family and hunting, well, frankly, has not been at the top of the agenda. I have hunted the day after Thanksgiving every year since 2010. It isn’t a long tradition, but it’s a tradition for me, nonetheless.The tradition started the day after Thanksgiving in 2010. If you’re squeamish or a member of PETA, then you may want to go to another page on this site. (more…)

Nov 24

Bad Word Blitz

Posted on Monday, November 24, 2014 in Man Cave Moments, Parenting

It is rare these days when the entire family can sit down and enjoy a television program.  The teenagers, Bae and J.C. are usually doing homework, Vining,  Snapchatting, watching Jimmy Fallon on YouTube, or Messeger-ing with their friends. You know, “turning down, for what” or whatever the heck they say these days.  Oz also has his evening activities such as building fortresses out of sofa cushions, donning his Batman cape to save the living room Gotham City, or wrestling his daddy’s hairless noggin because it resembles a hill that obviously needs to be conquered.

Maybe it is the rain, but tonight is one of those nights where Adi, the kids and I happen to migrate into the same room at the same time. I am in the “Man Chair” (which I am lucky to claim tonight – the children always try to call shotgun), and my family is around me. Nothing could be better at the moment. We settle in to watch ABC’s new sitcom black-ish, one of our favorite new shows.

As with severalimage major network sitcoms today, black-ish is relatively family friendly, but pushes the envelope just enough to make people want to tune in the following week (although the episode where the  father, Dre, caught Andre Jr. “discovering” himself – while real – may have been too much for television).  This episode was no different. (more…)

Nov 18

Clogged Plumbing (Oz Man Got A Big Ole’ Butt)

Posted on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 in Parenting, Uncategorized
Photo credit:homeguides.sfgate.com

Photo credit:homeguides.sfgate.com

Oz just got off the pot. No, my little man is not on the chronic, the herb, or the “ooooo weeee”. The pot is what we would tell the kids to sit on when they “had to go”.

I heard him calling to my wife, “Mom, can you come here for a minute? I need some help.”  Adi was watching “The Blacklist” with her eyes closed, swearing the whole time that she knew what was going on. She wasn’t to be disturbed from her slumber show, so I got up from the comfy chair dreading the worst. I mean, come on. What good can come from a kid calling out to his mama from the throne room? I hadn’t heard him wretching his little lungs out, so I was pretty sure nothing came out of the top end. My only thought before opening the door was to wonder how high did the poo make it up the wall and should we get a nice rug to match it. (more…)