Baby weight. 

I’ve gained about twenty pounds since our little bucket of angel tears was born. I used to commute to work, most days, by bicycle. I live 7 miles from work. Riding a bike to work in is like entering a cheat code into life. Your metabolism gets a huge boost first thing in the morning. […]

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Seahorses!

Calling all dads, Seahorses, located in Southeast Portland on Hawthorne, Is the first of its kind. It is a store for dads. Dads and babies. They carry strollers, carriers, shaving equipment, and pocket knives. I’m writing this there right now. There is a have a playpen surrounded by a bar with outlets so you can […]

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When he is a teenager

I can’t wait until The Squish is a petulant teenager. I am building a cache of embarrassing things I can throw in his face every time he cracks wise. I’ll be like “Oh really, you don’t want to mow the lawn? Well, maybe I didn’t want to wipe your butt when you pooped in your […]

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Pride goeth before the fall

The other day I after I got home from my one day a week of work I was sitting on the floor playing guitar. Our squishy little baby was enthralled. He was clinging to the guitar and pulling himself up onto his knees. It was a sterling moment. He knelt there, awkwardly teetering and my […]

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Living vicariously

How old does a kid need to be before you can start forcing it to learn piano, guitar, drums, and xylophone? I am a sloppy, undisciplined guitar player because I had to learn on the streets in my teens and I don’t want that for my son. The way I see it until he can articulate […]

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Job envy

So this might be the weirdest thing yet; I miss working. I didn’t expect this. Don’t get me wrong, I like my job, but it’s still a job. Not counting the frenetic, clumsy attempts at administrative tasks that just can’t be put off any longer, I’ve worked one day a week for the last six […]

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Babies get sick

You hear all about it. Babies are supposed to get like six colds a year. It’s no big deal. Rudimentary immune systems, blah blah blah. We thought we’d seen him have a cold. He would sniffle and cough a bit here and there. Have a runny nose. Well, eight months in and we have our […]

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Crawling is weird

Our little commando just started to crawl. We are crazy proud, duh. He’s  a chubby little beast though, so he can’t do a normal baby crawl. He does this army style belly crawl and it’s hilarious. He also poses on his side like some kind of seventies, hairy chested dude. It’s like there should be […]

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Dr. Baby and Mr. Squish

Our baby has a split personality. When my wife is around he is a very different human being. This has some interesting, if not comical results. My wife and our son get along like gangbusters. They are super close. He does not save the drama for his mama, when she’s around, he is on cloud […]

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