In the heart of Chicago on this New Year’s Eve, the mercury is threatening to approach a balmy 60 degrees. Heading into this joyous day, I assumed that the highlight of my day off would be running in shorts at 9:30AM instead of being strapped to my computer until 4:30 in the afternoon. And while [...]
Yesterday I mentioned (borderline bragged) about how Nola slept until 7AM for 10 days in a row. This morning, of course, she woke up at 5:50. I also posted a picture of Nola in her Philadelphia Eagles finest and, for anyone who follows sports, that story ended with one giant thud as well.
I’m not [...]
Since December 18th, the day of my 32nd birthday, Nola’s wake-up time has shifted from 5:50AM to the tender, forgiving, I-don’t-want-to-die hour of 7AM. This, of course, proves that the best present, the gift of time, cannot be bought in stores. Sleep, which is the one thing I wanted most, can’t go on a wishlist [...]
Nola understood the concept of Christmas about as well as Charlie Brown prior to Linus’ classic speech, but that didn’t make it any less perfect. In fact, this was one of the best holidays of my life. Snow began to fall on Christmas eve and didn’t stop until the number 26 had firmly replaced my [...]
Constance and I agree that if Nola was a boy (key Beyonce song, stat!), people would utter the awful phrase, “He’s all boy!” with absolute frequency. She is rough, tough, rambunctious and spends a large portion of her day with her hand down her pants. Now I realize this isn’t a giant problem given that [...]
I’ll give Taylor Swift one thing - she’s one hell of a babysitter.
I suppose I should back up and come clean about Nola’s aural problem. She has devolved into an outright, helpless music junkie. As an infant she was merely an aficionado, singing along to the likes of Florence + The Machine, The National [...]
Nola is 19 months old now, and we’ve decided it might be time to do something about those eggs in the freezer downtown.
I realize I’ve been away for a very long time, that my blogging just fell off the face of the earth, but I was entrenched in full-time employment, writing “Dad’s Guide to Pregnancy [...]