Bear Does Christmas

When my wife and I woke up on Christmas morning, we were, umm, we were…  huh.  What is the word for when something is so incredibly cute that you just can’t stand it, and you are making the sad puppy dog face and saying “awwwww,” but in an extremely good way?  Anyway, there were some […]

Bear’s Reconstructive Surgery

As I’m sure you know by now, Bear is magic.  He leaves presents for people when they need them, he pops up in weird places, and he makes movies of himself wandering around the house.  But just because he is magic does not mean that he is not old and well used.  I fear that […]

The Origin of A Magical Bear – KIDS CITY GIVEAWAY!

If our house ever caught fire, the first thing I would do is make sure that my family was out of the house and safe.  The second thing I would do is to make sure that Bear was out of the house and safe.  Forget family photos and important documents.  Those things can all be […]

When the Magic is Gone

Magic always comes with a price.  This was never more evident to me than yesterday, as I took my children in search of some horrible thing that they had seen on television.  If you do not own a television, then you are smart and do not know what I am talking about, but if you […]

How I Spent My Summer, By Bear

Hello.  This is Bear.  I am using my magic and taking over the computer.  I think there should be more posts about bears, so I am going to tell you all about the fun bear things that I did this summer. To start with, Ruby took me with her to Syracuse.  I tried to drive […]

Things, and Where I Find Them

One of the problems with having children is that they are always putting stuff where it does not belong.  I’m not just talking about dumping out four large bins of toys all over the living room floor, although, saints preserve us, they do that too.  I’m not even talking about all the times they leave […]

A Visit to the Neurologist

Two weeks ago, as many of you know, we started a very scary couple of days here with regards to my daughter’s epilepsy.  Ruby, who is five years old, had three very long seizures within a four and a half day period, sending us to the emergency room and freaking us completely out.  Since then, […]

Uncle Bear

I don’t know exactly at what point Ruby’s favorite toy became her teddy bear, but once it happened there was no looking back.  A gift from her aunt and uncle at her baptism, the bear slowly but surely moved up the ranks to emerge as the number one toy in Ruby’s life.  When she got […]