On her very first try…

A month or so ago my daughter asked to have her training wheels removed. I thought why not so I removed them but my cute daughter would never try to go without me holding on. We put them back on but before I did that I bent them way up high.

So for the last few weeks she has been riding more or less without her training wheels. Well yesterday she asked to take her wheels off again. This time without hesitation she took off. She had no problems as she took off on two wheels. What to go little girl. 


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I just wanted to see …


I got home and saw water all over the bathroom and my daughter standing on the bath mat wrapped in a towel. Glancing from the puddles to my daughter I try to figure out what in the world just happened. 

Apparently my daughter was curious if her cat likes water or not. She needed to answer the question everyone wonders. What would happen if you pulled a cat into the tub with you. 

Makes you wish there was a video camera to film my little girl as she pulled her unexpecting cat into the bath with her. Luckily she only got a few scratches but she certainly answered her question. Her cat does not like water!!! 

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Dad I said I wanted to have fun…


My daughter is only six and she gives me attitude. I know I am in trouble when she is a teenager. Take tonight for example. My wife and I were craving some fries but my daughter didn’t want to go out. Not even bribing her with ice cream would change her mind. 

“So what do you think we should do?” I am at a loss with ice cream bribery not working. 

“Dad I said I wanted to have fun. Not fu..boring.” How can you not laugh at that. I did and got an elbow in my side for laughing. 

I am so glad my daughter is fun not fu..boring!! 

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Texts from my 6 year old.

My daughter has been sick for a while now. It means a lot of coughing, sleeping, and lounging on the couch. Another thing is when my daughter gets sick she gets clingy and all lovey. 

The other night I had a meeting I needed to go to so I kiss my daughter and get a puppy dog look with “But dad I don’t want you to go.”

What do you say to a cute and sick little girl. “Why don’t you text me if you need anything.”

What a six year old texting? Not too long ago she found out she could text mom and dad with her iPod. I figure it is making her type out words and read so I am mostly okay with it. This was our conversation (my daughter in grey and me in blue.) and it certainly made me smile.


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Finally it is out — My daughter’s front tooth

There are moments raising a child that seem to pass in the blink of an eye but others that go by with the speed of a slow snail. My daughter has had a loose front tooth for what seems like forever and I mean forever.

For the last few days every time she comes running into a room you expect her to announce that the moment has arrived. Seriously this tooth is so loose she will smile at you and the tooth will be turned totally sideways. 

I know what you are thinking. Pull that thing out. My little girl was insistent that she would be the one that would pull it out. Well the moment has finally arrived. Her tooth is out. Bring it on tooth fairy!!  


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We Finally Caved in to our Daughters Demands

For the longest time my daughter has been asking for a pet. She has asked for for quite a few and our normal response was “We will think about it.” To the point where she would say something like “I might get a turtle. My dad is thinking about it.”

The bargain we made with my daughter was if she got a pet

1) She would be the one that would take care of it.

2) It would have to be able to live on it’s own when we go on a vacation.

So we ended up with a ….. drum roll…… beta fish.


I know what some of you are thinking. A fish is not a real pet. That may be true but we didn’t really want a real pet. Seems like a good compromise. A win-win you might say. Our daughter got a pet and she is doing really good at taking care of it.  Not only that but we got some weird wheat grass tank that is supposed to clean the water.

By the way wheat grass grows fast. Very fast.


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Post Valentine’s Day denial.

I have always loved Valentine’s Day. Even when I was single (and I was single for a long time). 

My daughter must take after me because she was all about making Valentine’s for anyone she was dealing with. Friends, cousins, neighbors, and babysitters. I was enjoying it all until she made a special one for a boy in her class.


She isn’t supposed to be making special Valentine’s for a boy. Especially not a heart in a heart in a heart. The only boy she is allowed to make Valentine’s for is me. Luckily she made one for me too.


Way better than that boys triple heart. Take that little kindergarten boy.

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