We had parent/teacher conferences the other day. Usually my son listens in as the teacher goes over the report card and this evening wasn't any different.
For a kid who loves the slick production of video games on the iPad, something as simple as a turntable baffles and amazes him.
"What a dork!" Those three words were uttered by my son over the weekend -- and directed at me.
My son has been anxiously waiting for the 3D release of Star Wars: Episode I, so we surprised him one night with a trip to the theatre.
I volunteer at my son's school and work with different first graders on projects. Sometimes it's counting coins or flashcards. Other days we play games or work on spelling.
Have you ever pocket dialed someone? Somehow, I ended up hitting a button on my cellphone and called the last person I had talked to on the phone.
Do parents just take sooooo many photos of their children that patience has been eroded?
Dad, I had to go the school office today! Those words were the first things out of my son's mouth the other day when he called me from home.
In first grade the desks are in groups where the students face each other. They aren't individual desks in rows as I had as a kid.
I'll continue on this bike topic since I'm riding to school every morning with my first grade son.
This week my first grade son and I biked to school. Usually we walk. If we're running behind, we drive.
I probably was out of the running for Father of the Year a few hours into January 1 anyway, but let me give you the latest example.
I feel proud these days when my son asks curious questions. Sure, we're wanted to pull out our hair when he was a toddler and learned how to talk.
I bought a new app for my smartphone last week that I can't stop using. It reminds of a 2011 version of the TV game show, Name That Tune.
Landscaping is supposed to draw your attention to a home but at my house, every time I leave the driveway I see the same thing - sidewalk chalk.
I used to enjoy the song, "Eye of the Tiger" from the Rocky III movie. I would hear it and could feel the adrenaline firing like it did when I first saw the boxing movie.
Before I came in to work today, my son was helping me clean out the garage. A busy weekend of 4th of July get-togethers had made it a mess.
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