Monthly Archives: May 2011

Batman and the Mall Fire.

Thank you McDonald’s. One of the more recent “Happy Meal” toys was a set of Batman figures. Because of this, my son’s latest obsession is all things bat. Batman toys, figures, TV shows, clothing and, yes, even food. Considering the … Continue reading

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Just Like Brothers.

My son is my only natural child.  I have two wonderful grown up stepchildren that are half-brother and sister of my son.  “Sissy” is 27 and lives in the “City” (San Francisco).  She and I have been very close since … Continue reading

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The Role Model.

There is a very happy little boy in my house.  All his birthday dreams came true.  Excitement, however, can go either way – happy or meltdown in lightning speed from sensory overload.  There was an over-the-top feel to the day. … Continue reading

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Happy 5th Birthday, Little One!

18 days early, five years ago, you were born. You had a little strawberry mark on your forehead in the shape of a V, seemingly for your last name.  You were a little cutie. Slowly, ever so slowly, those little … Continue reading

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Climbing.

We’re on the last days of the age of four.  I can’t believe my son is almost 5 years old.  Looking at him, I remember the days of onesies and bottles.  I remember wondering if the days of sterilizing those … Continue reading

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Court.

On Monday afternoon, my son’s Little Gym sports class put on a “show.”  The show was for parents as kind of a finale, to show off the degree of skill the kids had acquired over the course of the class.  … Continue reading

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Rules of Engagement.

Socializing comes so naturally for some people.  They can smile, make small talk, and generate warm feelings with strangers as easily as they can with friends.  For me, this does not come as easy.  I can smile and make small … Continue reading

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