Tag Archives: children

Real Fatherhood

During self-introductions a college student of mine once boasted that he’d fathered 11 children by 11 different mothers. I normally avoid judgmental statements. Not this time. “Do you support them?” I asked. “Uh, no!” he said with a grin. “Then … Continue reading

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When Your Kids Surpass You

Yesterday, while shooting some additional film footage with our director-of-photography, Jeff, I launched into a sudden “that reminds me of the time when” narrative (something I limit myself to doing no more than once every five minutes). At that moment, … Continue reading

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Superhero Laundry Day

Crime Grime Fighter! I spent half my childhood wearing a cape. Granted, my super-outfits consisted of bath towels and swimsuits (nothing this fancy). Nevertheless, I was–and continue to be–a legend in my own mind! How many times did you save … Continue reading

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Love is Like That

Both of my kids were unexpected gifts. Nevertheless, when my first child arrived I fell instantly in love with her. So much so that I was afraid I could never love another child as much. I needn’t have worried. When Beth … Continue reading

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Kids Explain the World

When my daughter Amanda was 4 1/2, she drew the above illustration of American pioneer life. Her sister Beth, age 3, asked her why the pioneer girl was crying and why there were spiders in the covered wagon. Mandy patiently … Continue reading

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Beware of Children Telling Jokes

A Throwback Thursday Offering When I was a kid, one of the top after-school TV shows was Bozo’s Circus. Bozo would cavort with forced glee in front of a live audience composed solely of screaming humans of the non-adult persuasion. … Continue reading

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Weird Children

The school year is over, and children are at play again. Sign Interpretation: Billy (in slow motion): “Throoww me the ballll, Bobbyyy.” Bobby: “I caaaann’t, Biillly, I have nooo shoulderrrrs.” Billy: “Welll, thenn, I think our gaaame has reached a … Continue reading

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