The Things We Eat For Love

On Saturday morning, Edward decided to make my wife breakfast in bed. Being six years old, I did not think that he had what it took to make a truly..what’s the word…edible breakfast. But he surprised me. He made eggs for everyone. He got the bowl out, cracked the eggs, fished the pieced of shell out […]

What I Give Up Breakfast For

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. That’s what the cereal commercials told me. I can’t do my best if I don’t eat a good breakfast, right? Ah ha! That explains it! I have discovered the cause of all of my failures in life. All of the unmet potential can be traced back […]

The Difference Between Karma, Irony, and Murphy’s Law

Today I am here to use a real life example to demonstrate the elusive difference between the oft-confused karma, irony, and Murphy’s Law.  Because yesterday morning I had an unhealthy dose of all three. To begin with, Edward (who always gets up at the crack of the middle of the night) decided to sleep in. […]

How the Boy Tricked Me Into Giving Him Chocolate For Breakfast

Just to give you a bit of backstory, exotic Aunt Oafanie arrived last evening bearing gifts of chocolate, which were partially consumed by the children immediately.  And that’s all you really need to know, for the scene is now set, as morning breaks into the Tenor Dad household.  Tenor Mom has just left to take […]

To Praise, or to Punish?

Sometimes, the hardest thing about being a parent is having to make the on-the-spot decision as to whether or not you are going to thank you child for a well-intentioned gesture, or scream at them for blatantly disregarding rules and safety, and thus taking the risk that they will never try to do anything helpful […]

Breakfast Cereal

I am a terrible parent.  I routinely break one of the cardinal rules of parenting handed down to me by my mother over many years of hearing cardinal rules of parenting.  I know that I cannot be a competent parent, because Ruby’s favorite cereal is Lucky Charms.  This is a big no-no, which I know-know, […]