Archive for 'Parenting'
On Friday, August 26th, I had the honor of attending a Navy Boot Camp, Pass-In-Review graduation ceremony in Great Lakes, Illinois. If you’ve never been to one I highly recommend it. The place just oozes joy and patriotism. Graduation Ceremony, Great Lakes Bookmark to: Hide Sites
One of the benefits of living the greater Annapolis metroplex is the opportunity to be sponsor parents to Midshipmen at the Naval Academy. A few years ago, we got a call from my brother-in-law, an Army officer hisself, asking if we would be willing to act as surrogate parents for the daughter of a brother-in-arms. [...]
This parenting gig, not always such an easy thing. Some of you might recall that the Kit Kat joined the rank of the bus drivers this past Fall. And at first she really enjoyed it. In fact, the biggest challenge was getting her to bed after Cadet night because she was too excited to actually [...]
My blog perusing is fairly limited and began when I was referred to Lex’s place and I spent the better part of three weeks reading every thing on it. OK I’m obsessive that way. Well my one and only daughter, of whom I am very proud, has started her own blog and seems to be [...]
Definition of “Disturbing“: A 45-minute conversation with your nearly 13-year-old daughter which somehow begins with her comment that “Bush is evil“, leading to an attempt to explain the true defintion of “evil” and ending with a full-out discussion surrounding the options available to the US after 9/11 after she at one point counters with the question [...]
Yeah, I know. It’s been a while. About 2 months ago, The Wife and I took it upon ourselves (with encouragement of our brother-in-law) to avail ourselves of a unique Annapolis opportunity. We are sponsoring a Plebe at the Academy. The Wife and I will act as a sort of host family for [...]
What’s your biggest fear as a parent? The Blue Jay likes to walk. And walk. And walk. Particularly if she is annoyed at her mom for taking away both the computer and phone after she has been on both simultaneously for a mere … three hours. So off she went. Usually she will tell me [...]