If you don’t accidentally nick the palm of your hand with a block plane, are you even doing your job helping your son with his pine wood derby car?

    Breakfast of champions. 📷

    A child’s hands waits for syrup on her frozen waffle

    First time watching Home Alone for the big kid. 📽

    Young boy watching a movie anxiously awaiting a funny scene

    Young boy laughing hysterically at a movie scene

    We just ordered Papa John’s ‘Shaq-a-Roni (Thrillist) pizza. What’s the over/under on how long it takes my 8 and 6 year old to eat the whole thing? 🍕

    The little one saw her first bunny, in our back yard of all places. But then it ran off with his food and now she’s devastated. “I love it” she’s sobbing. 🐰

    It’s all fun and games until your little brother kicks out the (already very loose) baby tooth. Hashtag-Christmas-miracle.

    Mom fell asleep before the little one, so I come in and she’s crawled up next to her, mom’s phone in hand, watching Frozen like it’s no big deal.

    Two-year old temper tantrums are all fun and games until you fall asleep on the kitchen floor.

    Fell asleep mid way through screaming and feigned tears.

    It’s so hot in Phoenix right now even the stuffed animals need to hydrate.

    Don’t forget your electrolytes while you’re at it.

    Bookworm 📷

    Kid reading a book curled up on chair next to bookcase

    She is such a diva.

    Note the semi-prone flop, wherein she contains the option of spreading out more if the adults don’t respond to this faux-tantrum in a manner befitting her attention.

    I’m reading Walt Whitman at the boys’ first day of summer (indoor!) soccer. ☕️📚⚽️

    “Mom, I wanted to see how far it would boomerang,” he said after my wife heard the ominous snap from behind the minivan.

    It’s all fun and games until the 5yo scratches his older brother’s kindle screen on the backyard concrete. 🤙🏽

    We caught the last day of spring training with two of my brothers who were in town.

    Good times all around. ⚾️

    Ladies and gentlemen, Two. 📷 credit: the wife

    📽 About to start Empire Strikes Back with the kids. They don’t know Darth Vader is Luke’s dad. Queue the 🤯🤯🤯 ‘cause it’s coming.

    Two sick little boys: recovering post-tonsillectomy and ear infection, respectively. Literal and figurative middle of the night. YOLO, folks. If you’re wondering how to YOLO, this is how it’s done. 🤙🏽

    5yo had a tonsillectomy this morning. Already finished; waiting for the nurses to bring me back to post-op. Im proud of the kiddo’s bravery even when he got nervous. Next on today’s agenda: ice cream.

    One upshot of the younger brother discovering where mom hid the oldest’s Christmas presents this morning is the beautiful strumming on the ukulele while I drank my coffee and got ready for the day.

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