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Way back in 2007 — after a mere nine months of warning — some doctor handed us a little bundle of blankets with a baby inside and suggested we go home and figure it out.

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According to me, their time. According to Claire, an iPad.
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Walking the metaphorical tightrope between neglect and coddling. And picking out the perfect birthday gift.
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The Difference

Miss C, needing to practice for twenty! whole! minutes! on her piano, is off on her own tickling the keys for variable-minute segments of quasi-quality practice from inside the office where the piano now lives. These short stints of focused repetition of her music is punctuated by a short pause, wherein she traipses out to the living room to ask, “has it been twenty minutes yet?” This is followed by a sigh and a grumbling return to the keyboard when it is revealed that, no, it’s only been eleven minutes, go finish your practice! On the other hand, her father picks up his (still newish and novel) violin and retreats to the basement. There he opens a computer, his phone, and two music books onto various surfaces. Violin propped to his shoulder he promptly loses track of the time for nearly two hours as he tries to get some random music he downloaded from the internet to sound vaguely how it should actually sound. There is something to be said for impassioned curiosity to succeed, I guess.

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5 Fatherhood Hacks For The 40-Something Dad

fatherhood | featured 

3 Sep 02016 | 78 views | 5 minutes of your time

I’m starting to think more strategically about how to be the parent of a tween.

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Tryin’ a Tri : Kid Motivation Edition

fatherhood | sport & fitness 

15 Aug 02016 | 111 views | 3 minutes of your time

And I had this thought in my head that she’d push through it all, no matter the pain or whatever.

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Into the ‘Thon

fatherhood | gamer | pop-culture 

8 Aug 02016 | 114 views | 2 minutes of your time

I did the necessary dad duty and took her to a convention over the weekend.

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To Tell Others: That I’ve Got A Smart Kid

fatherhood | school & study 

29 Jun 02016 | 174 views | a few seconds of your time

They don’t hand out great marks to every kid, do they?

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Listening To: Bagpipes

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19 Jun 02016 | 141 views | a few seconds of your time

By majority rule we’re a dance family.

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