Tag Archive: mom

Aug 22 2014

Jake and Beth

Jake and Beth  I always tell Beth how unique her relationship is with Jake.  She, of course, asked me to write about it to offer her some insight, and maybe shed a little light on it for the world. I’ve stewed on this for weeks. I’m not sure how to accurately describe the bond between …

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Jul 31 2014

Today Was A Bad Day

Full disclosure: yesterday was a bad day.  I started this last night, but didn’t want to finish it until I had some more time to reflect. My favorite part of authoring BigCalfGuy is sharing in Jake’s successes and triumphs. That being said, I would be doing a disservice by not sharing in our failures and …

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Jun 18 2014

You Can’t Tell Me What To Do!

So we’re at dinner tonight, in a restaurant, and Beth tells Jake to sit down.  A common request.  Probably not the first time he’d heard it tonight, either.  Instead of complying, he tries out a new phrase:  “You can’t tell me what to do.”  Without saying a word, Beth turns and stares at Jake.  She …

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Aug 23 2013

Date Night

Do you know how infrequently we get a “Date Night?” Let me tell you something you already know.  When you and the Mrs. work 40 hr jobs, are involved in lots of extra-curricular stuff, and have three kids (one of whom is hard to find a sitter for), Date Night doesn’t come cheap – or …

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Aug 15 2013

Dads are different than Moms

Is this brand new information to anyone?? I saw an old friend today.  His name is Tony.  We go way back.  Reminded me of when we met.  One day when we were very little, for reasons long forgotten, Tony punched me in the face.  Hard.  Blackened my eye. I, being a grade A wuss, ran …

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