Talk

White Hair

While driving to school this morning, Magny asks, “Dad, when I’m grown up will your hair be white?” “Maybe. Probably.” There’s silence for a while, then I look in the rearview and see that she’s quietly crying. “Hey hey, nugget,

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White Hair

While driving to school this morning, Magny asks, “Dad, when I’m grown up will your hair be white?” “Maybe. Probably.” There’s silence for a while, then I look in the rearview and see that she’s quietly crying. “Hey hey, nugget,

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On Family

My husband is 8. He had an infection and drank caffeine and died. But that’s ok, I have 3 sisters who are my grandsons.

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On Family

My husband is 8. He had an infection and drank caffeine and died. But that’s ok, I have 3 sisters who are my grandsons.

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Pint-Sized Walt Whitman

Dad, do you like the smell of grass? I do. I love it. Grass smells calm.

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Pint-Sized Walt Whitman

Dad, do you like the smell of grass? I do. I love it. Grass smells calm.

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The consequences of listening to classic rock with the kids

Dad, what’s a midnight toker?

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The consequences of listening to classic rock with the kids

Dad, what’s a midnight toker?

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Magny and the Ant

“I squished him because he would’ve crawled up my arm and into my mouth and then down to my stomach. If he was in my stomach, he would eat all my food and then I wouldn’t poop ever again.”

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Magny and the Ant

“I squished him because he would’ve crawled up my arm and into my mouth and then down to my stomach. If he was in my stomach, he would eat all my food and then I wouldn’t poop ever again.”

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Blind Stars

Shooting stars don’t have eyes so they can’t see where they’re going.

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Blind Stars

Shooting stars don’t have eyes so they can’t see where they’re going.

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Plans

Magny turned 4 barely a month ago, but plans are already percolating: “For my 5th birthday, we should eat only cold food because it will be so so hot.”

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Plans

Magny turned 4 barely a month ago, but plans are already percolating: “For my 5th birthday, we should eat only cold food because it will be so so hot.”

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Growing

The 4YO, examining how her old PJs fit: “Look! My feet are farther away! Dad, when will my feet be as far away from you as yours?”

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Growing

The 4YO, examining how her old PJs fit: “Look! My feet are farther away! Dad, when will my feet be as far away from you as yours?”

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Magic Eightball

Magny picks up the Magic Eightball, shakes it, and says to it: “I hope my dad never dies and that he just gets old.”

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Magic Eightball

Magny picks up the Magic Eightball, shakes it, and says to it: “I hope my dad never dies and that he just gets old.”

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Dalai Lama

Magny: Dad, who’s this picture of? Papa: That’s the Dalai Lama. Magny: Is he Yoda? Papa: (pause) Yeah, kind of.

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Dalai Lama

Magny: Dad, who’s this picture of? Papa: That’s the Dalai Lama. Magny: Is he Yoda? Papa: (pause) Yeah, kind of.

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