50 Things Only 10-sies Kids Can Understand

Signs that you were raised in the greatest generation, with a childhood from 2010-2019! Suck it, children of the 20’s! 1) That Sofia the First  had the best theme song of all time (sorry, Doc McStuffins)! 2) Frozen is the greatest movie in the history of cinema. 3) Marvel only came out with two or three movies a […]

A Child’s Reaction to the First Snow of Winter

Okay, look, I know that we had a few late night flurries last week, and I know that it is not technically winter yet, but my children did not see that snow, and as far as they are concerned, if it’s snowing, it’s winter.  So let us start with the baseline assumption that, according to […]

A Quick Slide Down Icy Steps

It was agreed upon by all that if the mothers had been there, this never would have happened.  But the mothers were not there.  The mothers had stayed inside with the younger brothers while the fathers took the older sisters sledding.  Yes, it was several degrees below sanity out, and yes we were the only […]

A Few Corrections From Ruby

Yesterday I regaled you with a tale of our travails as we visited the whale tails, however I have been informed by my daughter Ruby that the version I told to you was woefully incomplete, and that I clearly left out the most important part of the story.  And so, in an attempt to set […]


We have a tradition in our car.  Whenever we drive by a certain hillside on a certain section of highway between Williston and South Burlington, the driver will shout out “WHALE TAILS!” and then everyone else in the car will echo back.  “WHALE TAILS!”  We have done this for as long as I can remember, […]

Tenor Dad Cancelled Due to Snow

This is a message from the Emergency Blogcast System.  Tenor Dad will not be published today due to the excessive snow.  We apologize for the inconvenience, but Tenor Dad will be spending his morning playing in the snow, building blanket forts, having dance parties, and drinking hot chocolate. We could not have foreseen this, as […]

Bouncing Off A Truck

Yesterday morning I checked the weather forecast and was told that there was a chance of some snow flurries and probably a lot of wind.  At noon, they had issued a wind warning and said that maybe we would get an inch of snow.  By the time I left for work it was snowing pretty […]


Snowmageddon and Snowpocalypse have come and gone, and yet here we are, being covered by yet another blizzard, and we are running out of overly dramatic storm nicknames.  I have named this one Snowgnarok: Twilight of the Snow Gods.  We are currently being buried under what they tell us could be 18″ of snow. Now […]

Jiggety Jig

I am home again, home again.  Back to Vermont, back to the snow, and back to my family.  After staying up much too late at a cast party the night before (and getting home to the realization that I had not packed at all yet), I woke up at the ungodly hour of 6 am.  […]