Headed to HASCON!

Battleship. Candy Land. G.I. Joe. Jenga. Marvel. Mister Potato Head. Nerf. Play-Doh. Sesame Street. Trolls. Besides every one of these things being part of my childhood and/or my kids' childhood, what's the common denominator? Hasbro! And Nolan, Graham, and I were lucky enough to receive free credentials to attend #HASCON this weekend in Providence, RI, … Continue reading Headed to HASCON!

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First Day of School…times two

It's really hard to believe that we have two school-aged kids. For Nolan, it was yesterday. He decided the entire family was taking him to school in lieu of riding the bus, which I kind of expected. He didn't show a hint of nervousness despite his breakdown a few nights ago, though he later admitted to … Continue reading First Day of School…times two

An Ode to Mr. Personality

For Nolan, it's come and gone. For Austin, it'll get here eventually. For Graham, it's right around the corner...and I'm cautiously optimistic. Graham, once called "Gronk" by one of my best friends because of his use of grunts in lieu of words, is going to be starting preschool in the fall. Three mornings or five? But really...PRESCHOOL!? … Continue reading An Ode to Mr. Personality

When you can’t even bribe your 2yo to pee on the potty but know he’s got A+ aim

There are tons of potty training memes out there, but none capture it so perfectly as Brian Gordon at Fowl Language Comics. We've still got two in diapers, for the record. So we gave the two littler guys a bath and allowed Graham a bit of free reign by letting him cruise around sans diaper until … Continue reading When you can’t even bribe your 2yo to pee on the potty but know he’s got A+ aim

Boogers. EVERYWHERE!

Graham was writhing in pain, tugging at his ears, and dripping snot until after midnight before finally retreating from our bed back to his lower bunk and passing out. I'm pretty sure that him being a thumb-sucker wasn't helping matters. As of this writing, 8:41am, he's still asleep in bed.  Austin has a runny nose … Continue reading Boogers. EVERYWHERE!