Son No. 1 Brings Home a Baby

Oh Lord no….not a real baby! It’s his weekend project for the HomeEc class all the 8th graders have to take. His name is Samuel and he’s a cute little guy. He ‘came to life’ late this afternoon and was very hungry. DS1 says, “When is he going to stop eating? He’s been eating for, like, twenty minutes.” LOL! I replied, “Hmmm, babies are like that. You’ll just have to see what happens.” DS1 rolls his eyes. I’m lovin’ it!

Baby Samuel. DS1’s Weekend School Project

I think this is an excellent way for teens to find out what a TINY slice of baby care is all about. DS1 has to feed it, burp it, change its pants (that’ll be a good one!) and make sure that Samuel’s head is supported. Samuel has his own car seat and a makeshift ugly diaper bag.

Baby Samuel after his first feeding.
Ahhhh, I remember those days.

DS1, DS2 and I have a barbershop appointment in the morning. We will have to take Samuel along for the ride. I can just see the funky looks on the old codgers’ faces at the barber shop. DS1 is going to be red-faced with embarrassment for sure. But…life is tough sometimes, you know? Me: Oh, I am looking forward to this weekend project with great anticipation. Really, I am. :-)

I‘m sure that DS1 will be a great dad.

Spring Is In The Air

Tulips in the landscape border at home (last Spring).

It’s official: today is the first day of Spring. And boy are we ready for it. It has been a long, long winter my blogger friends. Too long if you ask me.

Sping is official not so much because the calendar says so, but because the Robins and Red-Winged Blackbirds are back. Their lively morning and evening songs tell me that warmer weather is on the way. And the daffodils and tulips have popped up from their winter homes once again. Amazing stuff when you think about it.

Right now it’s a brisk 29 degrees outside, but I have great faith that the cold temps will soon be a thing of the past and I will once again feel the warm sunshine on my face.

Wishing you a very First Day of Spring!

The Wearin’ of the Green

Happy St. Patty’s dad bloggers! Are you wearing green? Or…do you enjoy being pinched?

The wife and I started the day out with McCann’s Quick Cooking Irish Oatmeal. It’s good stuff. One cup of oatmeal to two cups of milk made PLENTY for the two of us. I added raisins, flax seed, a sprinkle of sugar and a bit of milk to my bowl. Yummy. A great way to start any day!

Enjoy your day and may the Luck of the Irish be with you!

Learn more about this fun holiday here.

It Takes a Village

Yes….and some days it takes slightly more than a village.  You have days like these, too, huh?  Yeah.  Thought so.

Just another manic Monday.  Almost over.  Looking forward to Tuesday.
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