It's like family, only weirder…

Is it April Already?

I just noticed that we’ve reached the ides of April for 2009 and I seem to remember just celebrating the New Year. Four months has just flown by! Balthazar is nearing the end of his first year of grammar school. Sorscha is nearly 6 months old. We’ve just had our…Continue Reading

A Baby Changes Everything

Remarkably, the biggest change at the Gradin household is simply in our perception. There are all sorts of things that change when a new child is born into your family. Your free time dries up, your bank account empties, you become more selfless. But when you already have an older…Continue Reading

Offspring, Part Deaux

In nine days, we’ll be a family of four, having welcomed a new baby girl into the Gradin household on the 24th of this month…at 6:00am. That’s how we role. My wife likes to plan for the unplannable. However, she has made certain assurances for this life-event, and I have…Continue Reading

Overheard Conversation

Last night I overheard Balthazar and Amy talking in the bathroom. Amy: Oh! That’s a good looking poop. Balthazar: Thanks! Balthazar: That’s the daddy one, that’s the baby one, and that’s the mommy one. Amy: Go tell daddy. Me: (passing the bathroom) I hope the daddy one is huge.

Turnabout is Fair Play

Entertaining a child all day is a grueling evaluation of mental fitness. I always thought that it took physical fitness and general health to keep up with the active youth. Turns out I was mostly wrong. It does take physical fitness, I suppose, though I’ve worked these past few years…Continue Reading

St. Patrick’s Day at Meehan’s

Amy, I, and Balthazar all went to Meehan’s this evening to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. It was an excellent venue for the event, though it was pretty much standing room only. If it seems a bit odd to bring a two-year-old to an ale house, it is. However, Meehan’s catered…Continue Reading