Don’t Wake the Steve

It was laundry day again, and you may recall that my trip to the laundromat did not go so well, so I decided to drive over to my mother-in-law’s apartment and do laundry there.  There are toys there, and at least my kids wouldn’t be bothering anyone else with their maniacal behavior.  I did try […]

Edward Destroys a Restaurant

Having just moved, we decided to try out all of the local restaurants, and in a town with only one traffic light, that’s not such a monumental task.  On Friday we headed out to one of the last places we hadn’t been, a rather upscale (for Richmond) Italian restaurant.  By upscale I mean that there […]

Baby Traps

A few weeks ago I wrote a blog about setting traps for your baby, so as to prevent escape and destruction.  I then received several comments demanding pictures or videos of said traps.  The problem, of course, is that these traps are set up for times when I am trying to do something else, and […]

A Day in the Life of a Baby

Babies are just like anyone else.  They like to sleep in, lounge around, and start the day off with a delicious Coke. But don’t worry about their teeth!  Babies are very concerned with oral hygiene.  In fact, just the other day I found my baby brushing his teeth!  Now that his mouth is feeling fresh, […]

Setting Up a Series of Traps for Your Baby

You know the feeling.  You are sitting at home trying to get something done, but for some unfathomable reason buried deep in the past, you decided to have a baby.  Now the days of getting things done are a distant memory, or were they just a hazy half-remembered dream?  Either way, you are now faced […]

Poor Decisions in Late Night Parenting Adventures

Mere moments after going to bed, I heard Ruby yelling and crying. Simone and I got up to find that she had thrown up all over her bed. Edward had been throwing up for the past few days, so I guess she got it from him. The bigger problem was this was the exact moment […]

What to Do When Your Baby Eats Kitty Litter

I had a rough first day back.  For one thing, Edward was not even crawling when I left for Florida, and now, a month later, he is crawling, pulling up on things, and generally making mischief.  Ruby has nicknamed him “Danger E” because, as she explained, he is always getting into trouble. We dropped Ruby […]

A Day in the Life

I woke up this morning, as usual, with no concrete plan for the day, other than 1) Pack2) Learn Music3) Don’t Lose the Children This didn’t go well.  I only managed to do one of those three things.  To start with, today was, for all intents and purposes, a Monday.  I know it was a […]