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 […]

The Theory of Finite Coolness

I was never actually cool, but I was definitely cooler than I am now. When I first had kids, I told myself that I was going to be a cool Dad, not lame like normal parents. Kids just don’t think of their parents as “cool,” but I was going to change all that. Ah, how […]

Ruby Hates Opera

Posting all of those videos last week made me think of the first mildly successful video I ever posted.  It was back in 2007 or 2008 and I was trying to learn the role of Ferrando in Cosi fan tutte.  The problem was, Ruby did not enjoy my singing,  She was a little baby, and […]

Nature vs. Nurture vs. Au Naturel

Raising two kids, watching them grow, I often wonder: “How am I doing as a parent?”  “How do my decisions affect Ruby and Edward’s development?” “How long will they be in therapy over this?”  And I often end up thinking about how they would be in a different household, with different parents.  Would they essentially […]

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 […]