A Few Loving Suggestions for The Polar Express

We love The Polar Express. I want to be very clear about this. We have been four times now, so they must be doing something right. Yes, Ruby was suspicious last time, but we fixed that this year and went at night! No more noticing things! And yeah, Edward walked away from last evening saying […]

Home Invasion, Ghost, or Magic?

I was in the kitchen, dicing red peppers for my chili, when it happened.  My wife was at work, both children were at school, and I was alone in the house, save for the dog curled up and snoring on the couch.  Suddenly, the eerie silence was broken by the rev of a small motor. […]

Bear Hunt

Panic set in as I tore through Ruby’s bag on the ferry.  I didn’t see him anywhere.  “Where is Bear?!” I shouted anxiously.  “Did you leave Bear at Grammy’s house?!”  My daughter was unconcerned. “Yes, but it’s okay.  He will just use his magic and be home when we get there.” NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!! What have I […]

Bear Learns How to Order Things Online

One of things we enjoy doing at our house is making photobooks on Shutterfly.com  It all started a year or two ago when either my wife or I, I forget who at this point, received an offer for a free one, so we decided to go for it.  All we were paying was shipping!  And […]

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 […]

Bear is Magic

There is a special kind of magic that happens when a child loves a toy.  There is magic in the imagination of children, and those who were once children.  It is the type of magic that we all wink and smile at, knowing that it exists only in the minds of those involved, and only […]

Ice is Magic

Me: “Edward, what’s going on back there?” Edward: “I don’t want my ice.” Me: “You can’t just pour your ice all over the car.” Edward: “I poured my ice in my cup holder.  I don’t want my ice.” Me: *sigh*  “Well, you can’t pour your ice in your cup holder either.  There is still a […]