Lately it’s becoming more and more clear. I have the weird kid. You know the one. He doesn’t get picked for teams, kids change seats or tell him someone else is going to sit there if he finds an open chair. The kind that does even weirder things under pressure. Things like make sudden loud […]
Welcome to Boy Island
It's not an island paradise. It's just my real life. Some of the good, a little of the bad, and all of the sunsets.
Today I sat along the shore and watched as hurricane force winds whipped up endless, pounding waves. There were two seagulls flying right in front of me. One was flying as hard as it could and yet it was literally moving backwards. The other had it’s wings outstretched and was gliding with the wind. It […]
This kid loves to jump. He always has. Way before he should have been jumping, he was. And loving it. He was 9 months old when we started fondly calling him Jason Bourne because of his ability to get up, over, and around any obstacle that seemed impossible for him to overcome. Many a […]
At seven years old Ben started out this summer completely petrified of the waves. He would scream, jump on me, and hold on so tight that he was completely oblivious to the fact that he was going to pull both of us under. This wasn’t going to be a workable solution to his fear so […]
My kids are like the poster children for persistence. I mean they all are so deeply committed to follow through and stick-to-itness. It’s like you can’t tempt them to come off task. As long as that task is pleading their case with me about something they want. I mean you don’t even have to tempt […]