Category: Wes

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The One With The…Um…Adult Films.

If you follow me on Twitter or are local and therefore friends with me on Facebook, you’ll know this story already. But it’s one of those rare incidents in my life that I think are entertaining enough to be written about IN ALL OF THE PLACES. So! I’m working from home now. Part time (hopefully growing to full-time someday!) web development type work. I was worried at first about how it would go with a kid around most days, but it’s much better than I thought it would be. Turns out – if you put Wes in front of the...

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A Boy And His Dog

If there’s anything my kids have taught me about the innate nature of humans, it’s that you’re either born a dog person or you’re not. I believe you can learn to love dogs at some point in your life, but if Nikki and Wes are any indication, you are born one way or another. Nikki has never given two flying craps about our pets. If anything – they annoy her. The older she gets, she recognizes that we love the animals and she tries to be affectionate towards them. But, she is still naturally annoyed by them. She’s pushing Sweetie...

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Killing It.

I grew up camping and hiking. Of course, I’ve learned in the 36 years I’ve been on this earth that those things mean different things to different people. To my Dad? Hiking meant starting at a trail head and not stopping until you reach your destination. Except…for the periodic snack break, depending on how long the hike was. And HE chose the speed/pace. Not you. Unless you were faster than him. (I blame my tendency to speed-walk on this upbringing. It’s hard to keep up with a grown man when you are a small child. Before I started running I...

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Tantrum.

Wesley is my first child to ever throw an honest-to-god tantrum. Ones that involve hitting and screaming and kicking. The first time he did it I laughed because I had never seen such behavior in my other kids. Suffice it to say: I’m not laughing anymore. It’s a new world that I’m in, and I’ve been navigating the waters with lots of counseling from places like autism blogs, parenting forums, and the local bar. (You’d be amazed how many frazzled Moms show up there after their kids go to bed.) Lately – the best “solution” I’ve come up with when...

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Adorable, Morbid, and Hysterical.

If you follow E or I on Twitter or Facebook you know that Wesley is totally obsessed with death and dying right now. He loves to talk about it. He likes to run down the list of people close to us who have died, how they died, and where they’re buried. He likes to discuss my Dad’s cremation. He likes to talk about WHEN we’re all going to die and how we’re being healthy so hopefully that stretches out the time we have. He does all of this in a very cute and hilarious fashion, of course. This week he...