The Danger of Careful

We are at Costco. We are eating lunch. Edward has decided that he no longer wants his pizza, and he’s playing with the cart. I can see that he’s about to slam the cart into another unsuspecting customer, so I called out that dangerous word: “CAREFUL!” That’s when it hit me (not the cart). I probably […]

I Am A Mother

I am not a mother, in case that post title was somewhat misleading. I am a father. But I may not be one in the traditional sense of the word. As a stay-at-home Dad, and blogger about such things, I am at the forefront of the online men’s movement to become more like women. Wait, […]

My Annual Pocket Discovery Adventure

It’s that time of year again.  The time when I have to put on my jacket because, while it is still technically the season of summer, there is a frost warning for tonight.  Putting my jacket on after a lengthy leave of absence is always exciting, because taking it off for the last time is […]

Is This Your Son?

I was at Costco recently, buying gigantic things that we do not need, and my four-year-old was with me and sitting in the cart.  I don’t know if you have ever been to a Costco, but the registers there have a slightly different flow than other stores.  The shopper goes to one side of the […]

You Can’t Always Get What You Need

Do you know that Rolling Stones song that goes, “You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you might find you get what you need?”  So often these days, I’m feeling like it is the opposite.  Every store I go into seems to recite a different version of the same mantra.  […]

How to Shop With Your Kids

Look, let’s be honest here.  Shopping with kids can be, to put it mildly, a trying experience.  Aside from the fact that they want to buy everything in every store, they also want to push the cart, and ride in the cart, and ride on the cart, and run around like maniacs.  And you can’t […]

The Last Wipe

It had to happen eventually.  My youngest stopped using diapers several weeks ago, and so there has been no need to buy any more baby wipes.  We still had them, of course, scattered around the house in various locations.  One never knows when one might need a wipe.  They are great for removing make-up, wiping […]

Kids Will Sleep Anywhere

Edward was very upset yesterday morning.  It seemed that we were out of Costco chocolate chip cookies, and he was not going to stand for it.  Other cookies were far too small for eating, so we decided to make the trek up to the land of giant food for a restock.  Of course we had […]

My Battle With Costco

Let me preface this story by saying that I love Costco.  From the moment I stepped inside their giant warehouse for the first time I have been dumbfounded by the amazing deals and the unbelievable sizes of their items.  To me, it is exciting because you never know what they are going to have there, […]