The morning is a very busy time for me. I get up early to ride my bike so I can be back home in time to shower and get dressed before my twin 19 month-olds wake up. The morning provides […]
[A FATHER’S VOICE] My Little Indulgence
The tricky part is the hallway. I carefully try to place my foot on our wood floor hallway in the tiny spots that don’t creak loud enough for our neighbors to call the police. I gently place my hand on the door knob and open the door, without letting go because if I do it will slam into the wall. I look into the room and bask in the sweetness of my 5-year old twins sleeping silently, peacefully, infusing my heart and soul with love, affection and utter goodness.
[A FATHER’S VOICE] This Year We’re Going to Disney World
Ahhh, the holiday season. The season of lights and presents and holiday cheer. The season of shopping and stress. The season of overwhelment. But this year we have a solution to it all. This year, we’re going to Disney World! […]
[A FATHER’S VOICE] The Wisdom of The Band-Aid Theory
I have been extremely frustrated with Elijah, my four-year old son, because of his refusal to go to sleep without screaming at night. And I feel certain that the issue involved in both school and going to sleep are very […]
[A FATHER’S VOICE] Having to Step It Up A Notch
I always believed, as involved fathers go, I was pretty high up there if you were to grade my level of involvement. As soon as I walk in the door from work, I herd our almost 5-year old children to […]
[A FATHER’S VOICE] Can She Love Me Too Much?
My little girl loves me. In fact, the other day she told me, “I love you too much!” And I just looked at her. “Do you mean you love me so much?” I asked her. “Oh yeah. I love you […]
[A FATHER’S VOICE] Fighting the Instinct To Help My Children
When we started selling our house and looking for a new one last year, I drew upon my years of therapy training and experience and my well-honed instincts and sat down with my almost four-year old twins and explained to […]
[A FATHER’S VOICE]
Remembering to Smell the Roses
Sometimes it is too easy to forget why we’re trying to get our children to do certain things, to get so wrapped up in the goal that we forget we want them to do it because we care and love […]
[A FATHER’S VOICE] Just Sixteen Minutes
That’s what the clock read. Is it raining? I should go look out the window to see if it is raining because if it’s not I can turn off the alarm and sleep a little later.
But I can’t get up to go check…tooooooooooo sleeeeeeeppppppppyyyyyy…
“ELIJAH!” I heard myself scream
[A FATHER’S VOICE]Best Part of My Life, Daddy
On Sunday we went to the mall with my Okapis. While Elijah, my 3-year old son, got a haircut with Mommy and Abuelita, I got Jordyn, his twin sister, all to myself. And it was lovely. One of the biggest […]
[A FATHER’S VOICE] Why Two Okapis?
Originally Posted on Tuesday 31 January 2006 at jgs.net. Many people ask where we came up with the term Okapis. Within a couple of weeks of finding out my wife was pregnant, we went to the Bronx Zoo with her […]
[A FATHER’S VOICE] But I Don’t Want to Be Bigger!
The other night our whole family went to have Chinese food together. As we were getting ready to go outside into the frigid cold, I started zipping up Elijah’s jacket, but was having a little bit of trouble. It was […]
[A FATHER’S VOICE] My Two Worlds Colliding
I have written quite a bit about how hard leaving my three-year old twins every morning is for me. To sum up: I hate it. I hate leaving them every morning and feel there is something fundamentally flawed with a […]
[A FATHER’S VOICE] Comforting Elmo
My wife and I were taking a few minutes to catch up with our days when she said, “Did I tell you what Jordyn did today during nebby?” “I don’t think so.” Nebby is what we call the nebulizer. We […]
A Father’s Voice: More Than Just A Stroller
It seems like such a little thing. The double stroller for my children, 3-year old twins, is sitting in the basement taking up valuable space, but I just don’t know what to do with it. It has been in our […]