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Just Desserts

There are a lot of very important debates going on in the world today.  But the most important one is going on in my own home.  Should dessert portions be equal for all, or based upon the age of the recipient? The "equal" camp (who are rather small and weak, and I...

Learning To Fly

One day I decided to throw a stick.  I've mentioned my superior basketball and running skills before, well, baseball (or stick throwing) was no different!  I was about 8 years old, and was standing in our back yard about 15 feet away from my younger brother (the limit...

Incognito

My kids love to wear costumes long after their Halloween sugar buzzes have worn off.  My girls used to wear princess dresses any time of the year.  For my boys, it is Iron Man, Thor, and Gandalf.  And that's all fine and dandy around the house, until they want to wear...

The Ambush

Kids can have a tendency to take things a little too far sometimes.  The phrase "it's all fun and games until someone loses an eye" was no doubt invented by parents, not pirates.  And I should know, I took a Nerf dart just below the eye the other day, and that was the...

Measuring Up

When I was about 12 I had some pretty optimistic goals.  Specifically, a couple of them were "Be Buff!" and "Play in the NBA."  If you know me, you know I didn't achieve the latter (and no comment about the former).  But I loved basketball, so when I started high...

Rain Dance

I have a terminal case of white-man's disease.  I obviously skipped the "dance" line in heaven completely, probably because I kept getting in the "sarcastic" line over and over. My youngest son, on the other hand, is an awesome dancer.  He can pee-pee dance better...

Day Two

The second day of any new workout program is always the hardest.  You're legs haven't forgiven you yet for Day One, your healthy food tastes even healthier than before, and doing another push-up seems "inconceivable!" But with all that healthy eating, Day Two is...

Jumping The Gun

When I was a senior in high school, I made it to the city championships for the 100-yard dash by losing every race.  I was on the track and field team, and since I couldn't clear hurdles or throw a shot put past my toes, I became a sprinter.  And I was FAST!-- as fast...

Lost Treasure

  Kids are as good with money as politicians.  Probably better.  I decided a while ago to give my kids some business/finance lessons to help them avoid some of the mistakes I've made (just marry into a rich family kids, it's much easier!). One of the first...

Sticky Situation

  Kids are sticky.  I've heard that children rank 9.3 out of 10 on the stickiness scale 89% of the time (although I'm not sure if that's true, because I also heard that 83.5% of statistics are made up).  Parents have an understanding of stickiness that those...

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