Apology to My Neighbors

Dearest Neighbors, I am very sorry for the incident of yesterday afternoon.  By the time I realized what was happening, it was too late to stop it.  I was carrying a large basket of laundry across the courtyard to the laundry room, and I swear Edward was right behind me for most of the way.  […]

The Last Diaper

I can’t remember where I was when I changed my last diaper, but I remember exactly what I was doing.  I was changing a diaper.  It was a diaper like all the others before it, unremarkable but for the fact that it was the last.  This fact was completely lost on me, because, you see, […]

Only Good Things

As I have been thinking about the ethics of blogging about one’s children, I have become keenly aware of the need to say more good things than bad about them.  Now, don’t get me wrong, I think I paint a positive picture of them in a general sense, but sometimes I get caught up in […]

Urine Rationing

We had a great day in the potty training department yesterday.  No, not all of everything went into the potty, but Edward was able to tell me each time he needed a diaper change, and even when he might have been about to need a diaper change.  This is an important step, but even more […]

We Like to Potty (We Like, We Like to Potty)

Friends!  I bring you tidings of great joy!  For behold, Edward has pooped in the potty!  I wasn’t there for it; I was at work, so everything you are about to hear is completely second-hand, but I’m pretty sure I have the right of it. Well, okay, I was there for the very beginning of […]

Awareness of Poop

I am currently in Florida spending my time as “Tenor,” and so there have not been a lot of “Dad” posts in recent weeks.  I am, however, excited to share some wonderful news with you.  Edward has taken his first step towards the most urgent and important of parenting goals: potty training. THE ROAD TO […]