Category: Things to Do

Jun 12

What I’m Doing With The Kids This Summer

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I’ll tell you what I’m doing with my kids this summer:  WORK!  I remember when summer came in my day.  That’s right, I’m old enough to say, “in my day.”  I’m only 36 years old, but I feel 76.  In my day we worked for sweat shop labor prices in a berry field and hoped to scrape $100 after working for most of the summer.  Not only that, but we mowed lawns, did dishes, cleaned house….we had chores!  And that is how we are kicking off the summer.  And we are doing it in style.  No behavior chart this time.  This time, it’s the chore chart! (more…)

Jun 5

Reconnecting at the KOA

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My arms will never tire...well, metaphorically.

I am very much guilty of allowing moments to slip through the cracks.  Because of the exhausting nature of the stay at homer lifestyle, it’s easy for me to bark for compliance when I should be allowing my children to take the 100 years it feels like for them to get stuff done. And with all the energy of my boys, I find myself getting annoyed at the obnoxiousness of it rather than patient with the expressiveness of it.  And the way I’m beginning to see it, is that young boys are like Siberian Husky’s; you have to run them…a lot…or they will act out, howl indoors,  bite your arm and pee on your leg.  Ok, mostly like a Siberian Husky.  And this is why our weekend at the KOA was perfect for the kids. We could catch the moments…and we could run our Huskies! (more…)

May 17

7 Happy Father’s Day Tips

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It’s almost MY TURN!  Woo-hoo!  The time is approaching to celebrate the father! And because I know my wife reads my blog, I am going to use this as an opportunity to secretly suggest what I want…and I’ll cover it in the blanket of “What ALL dads want for Father’s Day.” Hopefully she’ll gloss over the first paragraph, though, cuz I might have said too much there. (more…)

Mar 2

Science Experiment For A 5 Year Old

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Noble has taken an interest in science.  This is great because there are a vast array of science questions that I, myself, need answered.  Questions that would have me put in the category of “total moron” if I were to express my ignorance in public.  For instance, what is density? What fool doesn’t know that? I didn’t. Or what the hell is an amp or an ohm?  Or how do you trap a quantum particle in a box?  You know, questions that anyone using a measly 11% of their brain could tell you.

But I am picking it all up now.  I can use my 5 year old to get the answers I need!  I disguise it as a “science experiment” and little does he know that I’m not just explaining something that his amazingly smart dad already knows, but I’m actually learning it as well! And I’m using the fact that I have a comprehension advantage of about 5 seconds over Noble to play it off as if this science knowledge is something I already knew!  Science THAT!

Here is one of the experiments that we did, that Noble loved. (more…)