Friday, February 27, 2009
Assuming either the Left Wing or the Right Wing gained control of the country, it would probably fly around in circles.
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Give a man a fish, and you'll feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he'll buy a funny hat. Talk to a hungry man about fish, and you're a consultant.
Monday, February 23, 2009
Here is an example:
- Jackson comes in the kitchen: Mommy tea, Mommy tea, Mommy tea....
- Jackson runs to the CFO: Mommy salad? Mommy salad? Mommy salad?
- Jackson comes in the kitchen: Salad yes, salad yes, salad yes
- Jackson runs to the CFO: Mommy chicken? Mommy chicken? Mommy chicken?
- Jackson comes in the kitchen: Chicken yes, chicken yes, chicken yes
Did I mention that learning how to eat can be messy:)
My work is a game, a very serious game.
M. C. Escher (1898 - 1972)
Friday, February 20, 2009
Addison was a bit shy around the Firemen (playing hard to get) but the boys had a good time and William's "Girlfriend" was flirting with the boys:)
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Anyone can do any amount of work provided it isn't the work he is supposed to be doing at the moment.
Robert Benchley (1889 - 1945)
Monday, February 16, 2009
If retail was like Charter Communications here is how shopping would be:
Retail Clerk: How may I help you?
Customer: I would like to buy these pants?
Retail Clerk: What would you like to buy?
Customer: THESE pants!
Retail Clerk: What color are the pants you want to buy, please?
Customer: Well, let's look...... they are blue!
Retail Clerk: That will be $20.99 please.
Customer: Here is $25.
Retail Clerk: Thank you have a great day.
Customer: May I have my change?
Retail Clerk: You will need to get back in line to get your change, can I help you with something else today?
Thank goodness we don't have to go through the same thing in person as we do over the phone:)
If the Blues Brothers had kids.......
I told the doctor I broke my leg in two places. He told me to quit going to those places.
Henny Youngman (1906 - 1998)
Saturday, February 14, 2009
I know a lot of guys don't cook or don't cook much but I think cooking is made for men.
Knives + expensive tools (pots/pans etc...) + power tools + FIRE = MAN
So let me encourage all men to cook more and by all means PLEASE be sure your boys know how to cook. Heck if nothing else "Chicks dig it" :)
Have a great weekend!
Friday, February 13, 2009
I have thought of locking him in their room but that seems to defeat the purpose of "teaching" him to stay in bed. OK, "in bed" is a flexible term. We really mean in it, under it, near it or at least on the same floor as it:) Plus it would be different if he slept in by staying up later but it seems to have the opposite affect making him more short tempered than usual.
Oh well, I guess if this is my biggest worry at the moment then we are truly blessed. I just need to remember that when they smile and say "NO!" :)
If the English language made any sense, a catastrophe would be an apostrophe with fur.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
I have been accused of sometimes being a little "Pollyanna" about things. So, just to let everyone know that I actually realize there are some "challenges" to being a stay at home parent here is a list in no particular order. Some are just for Dads but most are general.
- You are RARELY "off work"
- You are on call 24/7
- You deal with other people's poop (literally) all day
- If your kid's act inappropriately it is YOUR fault:)
- Tough to fit in during "work" conversations with other guys
- There is ALWAYS something that needs to be done
There are more but I will leave it at that for now:) Now for some of the things I miss about work...
- If you are feeling a little burned out... take a day or week off
- If you are tired you can always take a break
Both have a sense of accomplishment. The good thing about the accomplishments of a Parent is that they really do last a lifetime!
Here I am at the Petting Farm at a State Park checking out the Donkey before letting the kids near it. Obama has the Secret Service, the Triplets have me:)
Lies are like children: they're hard work, but it's worth it because the future depends on them.
Pam Davis, House M.D., It's A Wonderful Lie, 2008
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts.
Monday, February 9, 2009
I have enough money to last me the rest of my life, unless I buy something.
Jackie Mason (1934 - )
Friday, February 6, 2009
Seriousness is the only refuge of the shallow.
Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)
Thursday, February 5, 2009
We went to Science Center with G-Daddy before the bug took over. We are trying out new discipline techniques with the boys:)
I'm not a vegetarian because I love animals. I'm a vegetarian because I hate plants.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
First we started getting some more willful disobedience. Then yesterday they seemed to really step it up. As my Mom would say "They found out where my goat it tied." Yesterday Jackson bit a Teacher at his school, William and Addison. Last night (early this morning) I could start to see the tipping point come in to focus. Both the boys got out of bed at 4:30 am or so and did it four more times before finally crying themselves back to sleep at 5am only to wake up for good at 6am. Then I find Jackson joyfully pumping out the baby soap/shampoo and putting it all over himself. No worries, it is bath day. Then Jackson tried to bite me when I gave him a hug. So his glow worms went to time out for half the day. OK, I threw them out the door:) These are his prized possessions.
Then the boys pulled out all the toys and refused to put them back. I told them that if they did not start cleaning up the room before I finished giving Addison her bath that all the toys were going away. I gave them several warnings.... They must think I am a liar:)
So now they have no dinosaurs, no TV, no books, no Little People, no cars, no trains, no animals, no balls, no puzzles, no play food, no flashlights, nothing, zip, nada. My idea now is to re-introduce toys as they become more compliant. If nothing else they have less to step on as they head to time out.
Sometimes it sucks being one of my kids:)
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
- I wear shorts all the time (pants rub the hair off your knees)
- I get to workout three times a week during the day (so I can indulge my Blue Bell ice cream addiction)
- Did I mention I wear shorts?
- I get to watch my children grow up and shape them (this is quite often a double edge sword)
- People are all the time asking me if they can do my job for a day (watch the kids)
- I get to work out of the office (home) whenever I want
- I could take naps almost every day (it is actually encouraged by the CFO)
- I don't get in trouble for running personal errands "on company time" (of course I have to take all my "employees" with me)
- People give me kudos for doing my job (people rarely told me "I think it is great that you are in recruiting" when I worked "outside the home")
- If my "employees" act inappropriately I can send them to timeout
If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.
Anne Bradstreet (1612 - 1672), 'Meditations Divine and Moral,' 1655