Dave the Ginger

Gabby’s ginger daddy.

Gabby has begun referring to Dave as “Dad, my little ginger.”

I find this much more hilarious than it probably is.


    This was intended to be a shopping story. It turned into a story about my own impotent fury.

    The kids and I don’t spend a lot of time at shopping malls. It’s just not our jam… however we met a friend of mine at a Panera this morning near a lovely outdoor promenade, so we did some shopping. I bet that–

    Story interrupted to tell you that, just as I typed that […]


      Tuesday Bullets

      Attorney General Paxton, this is for you.

      This morning I was sort of (and sort of not) amazed to read that Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has decided that, since he doesn’t like the Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality, he can tell people they don’t have to abide by it. I’m […]


        Throwback Thursday: Cam’s Photo Record Card

        Because we were out of town and also I can’t be trusted to remember anything, I didn’t pick up Cam’s eighth grade diploma (I know, I know. Anyway we’ve got it now, so stop with your face). The district mailed it to me along with his report card, a FERPA notification, and something which […]


          Road Trips, Then and Now

          We were about this old when we held Mike out the window. It could have been this exact trip.

          When I was a kid, we almost exclusively road tripped when we went on vacations. Mom and Dad would put down the seats in the station wagon, throw some sheets down to protect the car […]


            Vacations, Birthdays, and Hawaii 5-0

            The kids just spontaneously did this when we left, and my heart melted into a puddle. 

            We spent last week in Virginia with Jill and her family. As usual when we’re all together, we had a great time and did lots of fun stuff– but everyone was surprised when it was time to […]


              Fashion, Baby.

              Addie has become a bit of a fashionista, and she approaches it kind of lottery-ball style. She goes into her closet or her drawers, pulls out super-random pieces, and puts them together. Gabby used to do the same thing. I have a firm rule that, unless it’s inappropriate in some way or will otherwise […]


                I blame the shoes.

                Don’t be fooled: it looks all neat and pretty, but the feet inside these shoes are nightmares.

                Last night I was innocently doing a little repair job on Gabby’s Irish dance buckles. Sitting at the kitchen table, feet up on another chair, hurting no one.

                Let’s back up: we all know that I’m […]


                  Cam’s Dad, the Coach.

                  I know I’ve told you that Dave was drafted to be one of the coaches on Cam’s lacrosse team. I don’t know if I’ve told you how amazing he was? Dave was originally slated to be the assistant coach. Shakeups in the league meant that our head coach spent most of his time handling […]


                    Amusement Park Craziness

                    We took the kids to an amusement park yesterday. I looked at the weather and said, “Slight chance of scattered rain, no big.” Then we spent about thirty minutes chilling under a canopy, while a furious thunderstorm swept through:

                    Don’t be fooled by these smiles. There was actual hail coming down fifteen feet […]


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