Thursday, February 20, 2014

The One Where my Daughter Starts to Breastfeed

I saw my 9 year old "breastfeeding" over the weekend, and I nearly broke down in tears. 

Please don't judge me just yet, its not what you think.

I fully support breastfeeding. I have read the pamphlets, watched the videos, talked with the doctors, and helped my wife as she has nursed each of our babies. Breastfeeding is simply the best, most natural way for babies to feed. It provides lots of benefits for both mom and baby. I want my children to reap the benefits of breast feeding, and I want them as they grow to see it as a natural healthy part of the care of a baby.

So, lets discuss the events of the weekend. I recognize that there are two pars o this story: my daughters actions, and my reaction. Lets start with her actions, with a little background.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

80s Money

80's Love Money

Godzilla: "In the old 80s, they had money that could buy love. It had hearts on it!"

That's right, Godzilla continues to amaze me with little known facts from the 80s. This came after listening to the Beatles sing "Can't Buy Me Love" on the way to school one morning.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Stuff My Wife Says VI

Kate: You look terrible, have you taken anything?

Me: For what?

Kate: I don't know.

This is one of those conversations that says a lot about a relationship without actually saying a thing about it.

Think about it, I was obviously sick with something, but my wife didn't know what.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

We're Freezing, or Rather, Frozen

We have been slammed with snow this winter, and I'm done with it. 76 inches is just too much! Nat however has decided that this is just the kind of weather she needs, as apparently, she is Elsa from Disney's movie "Frozen." It is amazing to see her enthusiasm over singing this song and playing in the snow. Aah, the joys of youth! Even if Disney weren't putting out a sing-a-long version (check your local theater listings!) we'd (I mean she'd) be singing this song around the house nonstop. So, without further adieu, I present my very own Snow Queen in "Downey's Frozen".

Monday, February 3, 2014

So, You Say You Want a Revolution in the Pink Aisle.

The days of playing with the toys our fathers carved or our mothers sewed for us are a distant memory. In their place has grown: THE TOY STORE! And in this toy store, there are many aisles full of toys. There are every kind of toy: balls and dolls, building and baking, science and imagination. It is a marvelous place that kids, as well as parents can lose themselves in.

Also in this magical land of entertainment and endless joy is controversy, because that's what we do. It's not good enough for there to be toys, but there are toys for girls and then, there are toys for boys. This separation and the controversy around it has become known as the fight for the Pink Aisle.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

It's Chili Out there

It's Sunday, and while that usually means you won't find me posting to the blog, it's also SuperBowl Sunday, and that makes today special. So, as a treat, here's my tried and true recipee for Slow Cooker Chili. It's not too spicy, so you can make the kids try it (we add a little ketchup, crackers, and cheese at the end to their bowls). Top it however you like, but we go traditional with saltines and sharp cheddar. Enjoy!