Twelve Adventures: #7 – Why We Walked Over the Brooklyn Bridge

We weren’t really planning to walk over the Brooklyn Bridge. We were supposed to, according to the magical white folder, be spending the morning at the NY Transit Museum, and then we had day two of that double-decker bus tour. But before we could do any of that, Edward wanted to go to the toy […]

Please Buy Buttered Noodles

People! I have terrible news! I know that you are all currently jumping around your rooms for joy at all of the other wonderful news that has come your way recently, but you may have missed this devastating announcement. Buttered Noodles is closing. First Kids City, which was our personal favorite toy store, went out […]

I Blinked and I Missed It

Hello, my name is Tenor Dad and I am an American. As a citizen of the United States I feel as though I am entitled to all of the things at all of the times in all of the places. The idea of choosing some things while not choosing others is only acceptable to me if […]

Blog Closed Due to Play

I was just sitting down to write a post for today when my son came up to me and asked if I would play Rescue Bots with him.  I’ll see you all tomorrow. Until then, please enjoy this video of a puppy trying to walk in boots.

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. […]

Big Hero 6 – A Team of 4?

Okay, I’ll admit it.  I caved.  We have a family tradition that involves going to see a movie over Thanksgiving weekend, and this year we had already chosen Big Hero 6 as our obvious choice.  But then, we just couldn’t wait.  Well, I just couldn’t wait.  It looked so gooooood!  I had to seeeeee it!  Ahhhhhhh!  And so […]

Do NOT Do Your Christmas Shopping Early

It sounds like a great idea.  Do your Christmas shopping early, so the costs are spread out over time, and you are not rushing around on Christmas Eve looking for last minute gifts.  It is like a beautiful package of common sense, wrapped up in a ribbon of duh.  And yet in practice, it is […]

I Know He’s Around Here Somewhere…

Things have changed.  It used to be, back in the day, that the first thing Edward would run to as we entered the doors of Toys R Us would be the trains.  There are always train tracks set up, and I would feel very comfortable wandering around the store doing all of his Christmas shopping […]

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 […]

Bear’s Birthday

Last Monday was Bear’s birthday.  Most of Ruby’s toys have birthdays that either fall on her birthday, or on Chirstmas, and the rest of them have birthdays that we cannot remember because they came home to live with us at assorted unremarkable times.  This is not the case with Bear.  I’m not sure if it […]