We Have Lights, Sound, and Action
There would be no need for a team of experts, you see, if I could just control the remote. We all know, however, that men are born with a remote Read More
Teeth! Diapers! Rashes! Cranky baby!
If you haven’t been through this whole thing of having a baby way on behind, it’s hard to explain how surreal it feels to go back and do this all Read More
Kids Say the Darndest Things
“The ladies go loco for a brother in a polo.” Jamison, 12/07. Perhaps he thinks a polo showcases his muscles to advantage? He informed me once that a guy’s muscles Read More
Extraordinary Moments in Ordinary Days
One thing that was so relaxing about our holidays was the quiet and the lack of rush. As recounted in a previous column, the Schrock festivities were held at Thanksgiving. Read More
Just Who is This a Vacation For?
In our household, the boys take the word “vacation” literally. To them it is defined as “the absence of any activity that could remotely be construed as work.” Never mind Read More
“Sweet Little Jesus Boy”
This is the story of a baby named Gabey. I share it with you now because it all began in the midst of the lights and the carols and the Read More
“And the Trophy Goes To…”
For the rest of us, we really start getting pumped when we hit the tree lot. You see, there is far more at stake here than just getting a tree Read More
Fear, Filas, and Cottage Cheese
I can tell the instant he has met up with another runner when we’re out in public. A feverish light appears in his eye. In an amazing show of solidarity, Read More
Family Fun, Frivolity, and – Felons?
Personally, our holiday festivities began in a rather inauspicious manner. If you really must know why we were late for the turkey, I guess I’ll tell you. We were at Read More
Sowing is fun, but reaping’s a bummer
There was also the Outhouse Trick wherein he and his brothers discovered that with just the right curved stick, they could poke it up the back side and provoke a Read More