There’s No Such Thing As A Quick Trip To BuyMart

“Savvy needs a leotard for her gymnastics class.” I wonder if every conversation between a husband and a wife starts with a statement by her, followed by a question from him. “What?” “A leotard,” my wife explained. “Savvy needs one for her gymnastics class tomorrow. Can you pick one up for her?” I wonder ifContinue reading “There’s No Such Thing As A Quick Trip To BuyMart”

Hugs – an excerpt from “Fourthcoming,” the 4th Savvy Stories book

 These days, whenever my daughter Savvy scampers off to the bathroom, my wife and I pay attention. At age three-going-on-four, she can pretty much handle a trip to the potty without assistance from us, but it’s still a good idea to keep your ears alert. She still needs help wiping her rear end after aContinue reading “Hugs – an excerpt from “Fourthcoming,” the 4th Savvy Stories book”

Have A Box Of Tissues Ready When You Read This

Last year around New Year’s Eve time, my daughter got sick and ended up in the hospital. I posted about how that happened on Sunday and Monday; here’s the finale. The next morning, Michele stays with Savvy and I head home to get some fresh clothes for everybody and a nap. I grab a bunchContinue reading “Have A Box Of Tissues Ready When You Read This”

Around last New Year’s eve, my daughter caught a cold that turned into something much worse: difficulty breathing. Yesterday I explained how the cold evolved, and we ultimately headed out to the after hours pediatric care place – right before closing time. Sure enough, we pull up at 11:01 despite my best efforts to raceContinue reading

I have no doubt that I will enjoy THIS New Year’s Eve a lot more than last year’s.

I have no doubt that I will enjoy THIS New Year’s Eve a lot more than last year’s. Here’s a selection from “Savvy Stories 2: The TERRIBLE Two’s” December 29, 2012, I wrote on Facebook: I was upstairs folding laundry because the two of them… were downstairs having a coughing contest. (I think whichever onesContinue reading “I have no doubt that I will enjoy THIS New Year’s Eve a lot more than last year’s.”

Holiday Memories: Grandma’s Christmas Presents

Our grandmas knew some stuff we didn’t, and they did things in a different way. When I was a kid, my grandma always bought me underwear as a Christmas present – which, considering we would have all our cousins, uncles, aunts, and brothers and sisters over at our house on Christmas morning to open presents,Continue reading “Holiday Memories: Grandma’s Christmas Presents”

A Night Without Hope (a current Savvy Story from a few nights ago)

   Savvy has spent several nights this week going to bed and NOT clamoring for her stuffed baby dolphin toy “Hope.” It’s another possible milestone at age 3 1/2, and it’s good that she is growing up and doesn’t need them, but it’s disturbing how much she needs something one day and then the nextContinue reading “A Night Without Hope (a current Savvy Story from a few nights ago)”