Sure, I have had many memorable Halloweens before having our son Jake, mainly of the eggs and shaving cream kind. Things are quite different now. Last year, I remember putting on Jake's scary spider costume, and hoping he would last at least 30 minutes as I toted him around our building for trick or treating. It was not successful! We made it for about 20 minutes to about 10 or 12 doors before he crashed in my arms.
This year was more memorable for myself and probably for Jake. This year, he was wide awake and on a sugar high from a cupcake we decided to feed him. … [Read more...]
Father's Day has always been a day to appreciate and celebrate with my dad. We usually have a family dinner, brunch, or if lucky, a barbecue. Now, I am included in the mix of this father's "appreciation" day as well. Enter the greetings cards and I'm sure a few neckties in the years to come. As I reflect a bit, I realized that this first Father's Day felt different because it is still hard for me to believe that I am a parent. My son is almost one. One -- can you image that? So I find myself asking many questions. Did I do everything with him that I could have? What can I do with him in … [Read more...]