Tag Archives: Teaching

Honey I Told The Kid

Lately, Kenyan my 8-year-old, has been reacting to not getting his way by crying that his life sucks.  On some occasions, he has threatened to run away, once packing his bag with his prized possessions, wrestling figures.  “Kenyan, many kids … Continue reading

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Son, ignore the lyrics and dance your little heart out!

On Wednesday, I took Kenyan to his first break-dance class.  As it was his first, I decided to stick around. Ok, I lied, I didn’t want to stick around, I wanted to leave, go shopping, wash the car, have a … Continue reading

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Son, Waste Not Want Not

View image | gettyimages.com We had rolls with our dinner yesterday.  While buttering them, I noticed that the butter was just about out. Just about.  It was enough to butter everyone’s bread. 6 year-old Kenyan, a bread lover like his … Continue reading

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Screw Off! Literally.

When I got home last Friday, my 16 year old cousin who was babysitting the boys for the day, had a complain. “Treyton said a bad word to me today.” I braced myself.  “What did he say?” I asked.  Trey … Continue reading

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Just Like Daddy

I cringed as I watched my seven-year old struggled through his swimming lesson.  Come on Mik, just put your head under the water already! I screamed inside.  I fought back the irritation that was building up inside me as I … Continue reading

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Black History Lesson Gone Bad

The late and great Nelson Mandela once said that no one is born hating.  This was never more evident than it was last week when I took it upon myself to teach my two older boys some history relating to black … Continue reading

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Daddy didn’t lie, he just forgot.

This morning, I had a talk with Mikhail my 6 year old.  I wanted him and his brothers to stop standing on the window seat.  It is They would gather there and  press against the flimsy meshing of the opened … Continue reading

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Well Daddy Said That!

During Sunday dinner, Kenyan started making chewing sounds as he ate, thinking it was funny.  “It’s how Nana eats!” He laughed.  He wasn’t wrong.  My mom does eat like that due to her dentures being a bit loose. Mikhail, without … Continue reading

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Frustratingly Jealous

I love to make the boys giggle uncontrollably.  Because Mikhail is six years old, it usually takes a bit more effort to get him to crack a smile.  He’s usually too busy with a game or a show and I … Continue reading

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My Kids Are Finally Paying Off!

Ok, it’s not exactly an investment, having kids I mean.  I didn’t get into the baby making business in the hopes of a payoff in the end.  No, all I wanted was to be the proud daddy whose kids grew … Continue reading

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