My Doll’s Untimely Demise

When I was around six years old, the Christmas gift de jour was a baby doll that “ate” food and then “wet” her diaper. Food came in little packets that you put in her mouth to start the process: in theory, she mashed up the peas or apples from the packet, then digested– if you … [ Read More ]

Do You Accept Credit Cards?

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My daughter loves ice cream so much. This story happened when she was three, just a couple months after she first discovered the glory of ice cream. [ Read More ]

A Helping Hand

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When I was a child I loved to help other people and I was always the first person to jump up and offer assistance. [ Read More ]

The Forbidden Juicyfruit

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I was at a bowling birthday party, a form of torture invented for parents of elementary school children, the first time I tried gum. [ Read More ]

Nimble Sarah

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To keep their active three-year-old daughter away from a busy road, my brother and sister-in-law decided to put a gate across the driveway. After working over three weekends on the gate project, my brother Antonio was ready to attach the lock to complete the job. [ Read More ]

What’s A Donk?

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My two kids came at the same time. No problem though. Having twins is always a treat, for the most part. [ Read More ]

I’m Trying To Work Here

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My husband and I are always encouraging our children to help around the house to “earn their keep”. After earning some pocket money by helping with a few small chores, we asked our then four-year old daughter, “What else can you do?” She replied, “I can turn the TV on.” [ Read More ]

Hannah and I

I am Hannah’s father and Hannah is my daughter, and that’s the way we like it. When she was five years old I took her to see Santa Claus at a local store. [ Read More ]

Potty Trained

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Is anyone else suspicious when a two year old is quiet? Suddenly, all you can hear in the house is the clock ticking… and you KNOW they are up to something. I tiptoed up the stairs, just in case he was just playing quietly and there he was in his sister’s room playing with her Barbie doll house. [ Read More ]

The Secret Weapon

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Jerry’s pal, Yudee, uses his new-found strength after a work-related accident to tryout for the highschool wrestling team. How did he do? [ Read More ]

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