One day I took a walk with Chloe and Cole. Cole loves his big sister, and expressed an interest for her to walk with him. In response, Chloe sped up and walked ahead, leaving Cole behind.
As I write this, Amy and I have been married for 12 years. For more than half of that time, she's been in school getting some degree or another. A few weeks ago, Amy received her educational specialist degree.
Just recently I got a new truck. I'm almost 40 years old, and I've never had a new vehicle that was all my own, until now.
Chloe was recently invited to another child's birthday party. We went and bought a gift, wrapped it up and took it to the party venue. The party was being held at an ice skating rink which had a "special" room where the "special" girl could have her "special" time uninterrupted by the "common people," it seemed.
"Daddy, help!" Chloe's voice, filled with panic, rushed up toward me from the back seat. Recognizing the fear in her voice I asked, "What's the matter?" "My foot's stuck." I turned my head from the road long enough to see what was holding her foot captive. I was shocked (and more than a little amused) by what I saw. In our van, the back of the passenger's seat has a zipper compartment. The zipper pull ...
On a recent cloudy day Chloe asked me, "Where's the sun?" I told her it was behind the clouds. "No it's not," she replied. Apparently, Chloe is having a hard time believing something is there if she can't see it.
Cole's favorite thing to hold while he sleeps at night is a Teddy Bear. It's cute, it's cuddly, but it's also misleading. Before I explain, I want to tell you about the origin of the Teddy Bear. In November 1902, President Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt went to Mississippi at the invitation of Mississippi's Governor Andrew H. Longino. The purpose of the trip was to take part in a bear hunt. There were several other hunters on ...
Halloween is tonight. All this week, the conversations among Chloe and Cole's friends at school have been about monsters, ghosts and things that go bump in the night.
One-upmanship. A strange word, which describes a strange behavior. One who practices one-upmanship is trying to get more or do better than someone with whom they're competing.
I was sitting on the bed reading the news when Cole came to me and asked me to tie his shoes. He brought a small stool with him that he set on the floor at my feet. "Here you go," he said, "you can sit on this." I looked at the stool. It was a very small foot stool that stood about 12 inches tall at best. He expected me to get off the bed ...
While we were getting out of the van one day, Chloe had a small bag of candy in her hand. Somehow a few pieces dropped to the garage floor. This was no big deal, but I feared they would attract ants, so I stooped down to pick them up.
One day while I was at the office, I received a telephone call. The caller said, "I'm standing out in front of the office. I need you to come out here, but don't come out the front door." Not fully understanding what was going on, I walked up to the front door and looked out. There, lying stretched out across the front door was a Black Snake.
Every year during the Fourth of July, we go to a fireworks show. This year we went to our usual spot and settled in to enjoy the day.
I got Cole up this morning and the first thing he wanted was something to drink. I went into the kitchen, opened the refrigerator and grabbed the container of milk.
The other night I went into the kitchen and poured myself a glass of juice. Chloe came in and said she needed to take some medicine before she went to bed. So, I set the juice on the counter and reached for her medicine bottle.
Cole and I went shopping at Walmart. As we walked toward the door, I saw her. She was obviously in poor health.
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