I always hope that in the afterlife, we can spend a large part of eternity reliving the best days of our life. While drinking endless cups of coffee, of course. If that’s the case, I’d like to put yesterday in the queue: The first time my daughter and I ever went on a bike ride together.Read More
Upon arriving home from work, I am enthusiastically greeted by my two loving offspring who are out in the backyard playing “Pirate”, otherwise known as “Dig A Big Hole In The Middle Of The Yard And Throw Stuff In It”. I enter the house and greet my wife, who is busy preparing a lovely meal that the kids will never eat. I then navigate my way through the toy minefield that is my house to go and hang up my coat. Just before dinner, The Animal and Boogieface come in from playing outside. My son’s face is caked in mud and he has a mouthful of dirt because, according...Read More
This year we wanted to start a new Christmas tradition with my kids, something we could enjoy together during this special season as we give thanks for our blessings and celebrate the birth of our Lord.
So we decided to go out and kill a perfectly good tree.Read More
Back in the old days, extended families would live together under the same roof. Grandparents, grandchildren, sisters, brothers, fathers, mothers, aunts, uncles, and cousins would all shack up in one house, sharing resources and, more important, the adventures and blessings of everyday life. Which explains why the average life expectancy was so much shorter back then. Over the past two weeks, we shared our home with my younger sister, her husband, and their three adorable daughters – ages 3, 18 months, and 6 months – while they were in town for a visit. Add in my two little ones, and that...Read More
Dear Future Me, I hope all is well with you. Things are just dandy here. But, of course, you already knew that. I know you’re busy with book-signing tours, television interviews, and counting your piles of money, so I won’t take up too much of your time. But I wanted to talk to you about something… Now that the kids are all grown up and the nest is empty, so to speak, you may be thinking wistfully of the past. You’ve probably even been longing for the days when the kids were much younger. After all, like you keep telling yourself, those were the best days of your...Read More