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Another Proud Parenting Moment

While I intend to get on here and write often, that seems to never happen 🙁

Nevertheless, every once in a while something happens and I’m motivated to write a little.

A bunch happened just tonight (and yesterday) so here we are …

He hasn’t been very motivated to learn how to ride.  I’ll ask from time to time but usually it isn’t a top priority.

It was finally nice out yesterday.  One of very few nice days this year.  They just want to stay out an play as long as they can.

He came up to me sometime between 6 & 7 asking to do something else.  I suggested we practice riding and he agreed.

So he went to get a bike, then to find his helmet & knee & elbow pads, and he was ready to go.

He grabbed his sisters little pink bike.  The same one she learned on.  And he started on his own.

We went back and forth, up and down the block about a half dozen times.

We tried this before on a bigger bike without any success.

So here we are on this little pink bike.  In a white t-shirt.  With his new spikey helmet on.

Regardless, he’s doing it and he’s doing well.

He fell a few times, scratched his upper leg once, but just kept going.

Parenting is tough.  For sure!  No doubt…

But every once and a while you get one of these moments.  I wish they happened every day, or at least more often 😉


Today she lost tooth #5 … on the 5th month and 5th day of 2015.

This one was hanging on for a while.

It even seemed to turn on an angle and we thought it was chipped because of how it was positioned.

But today she was eating and may have bitten on something from that tooth and she knew it was coming out.

Sure enough just a couple hours later she was eating again and it just fell out.

She came running to me.

It was a tough couple of hours though. She was kind of freaked that it would come out.

We went to a friends and they offered to pull it but she was having none of that.

We went to his baseball game and she insisted we bring with a baggie and some napkins because it was bleeding.

We got home and a couple dozen minutes later it was out.  YAY!


And then …

I’m at baseball, talking to a dad I may have never talked to before.

I’m usually out there couching but honestly we have enough coaches and I could use the break.

Plus I’m not totally in agreement with the coaching style of our manager so it’s better I just sit on the sideline for now.

We won’t be on his team again…that’s for sure

That said … I’m talking for a while with this guy and he asked about my wife.


Figured he knew but he didn’t so I told him.  Of course he’s probably like holy @#%

He was trying to ask me if my wife ever blows up, goes crazy, and I’m like well …

So i tell him and then I’m like, nah, she’s pretty laid back

I don’t think he took it as a joke …

He decided not to ask any more questions .. go figure

It wasn’t a big deal but he probably felt bad asking the question


Oh yeah, there’s other stuff too!

– Her 1st communion. Yay!  It was a good day.   It was a great day for her.  Although she was ready to leave church as soon as we got there … All the family came over afterwards.  The only negative … I’m just going to complain for a minute …One of her aunts, who I guess I’m feuding with (I don’t have the energy for her b.s. … she’s the one who made my daughter cry when they went shopping for communion dresses … who does something like that??? … hopefully that explains why I might feud with someone), she actually came.  She skipped both their b-day parties.  She won’t talk to me.  She left without saying goodbye to my daughter too. She sucks.

… I didn’t mean for that to sound negative, given the positive spirit of her communion but I needed to vent!


He’s in Soccer and Coach Pitch baseball.  He’s scored 1 goal both games.  And he pumps up his arms every time he scores.  It’s pretty cool.  And he’s good at baseball too … i’m loving it.

She’s in Soccer this spring.  The first time since little kickers.  And she’s liking it … so excited.

What else???  I’m beat.  Time for bed 😉 … maybe … busy summer so I’m sure there will be more

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