Addy’s Seventh Birthday Weekend

Most Milly weekends start out when I pick her up from school on a Friday afternoon.  This Milly weekend started out at about 7 AM when I picked her up from Amanda’s and took her to school.  I was a WatchDOG dad today, meaning I got to hang out at her school and help out around there. WatchDOGS I love doing WatchDOGS.  DOGS stands for Dads of Great Students.  It’s a volunteer program where a dad (or father figure) helps out around school for a day.  This was my fourth time or so and I signed up to do it once every month this school year.  Milly really likes it too, which of course makes me feel good. First we …

Father’s Day 2015

I let Milly sleep in the bed with me last night.  She asks it pretty often, but when she moves a lot and I did get an elbow to the neck a few times during the wee hours.  She also inevitably kicks the covers off, which leaves me a bit cold. She always promises to try not to move around a lot, but of course she can’t help it.  I just don’t sleep very well when I let her sleep in my bed. But then she’ll sometimes curl up against my chest, and when she wakes up… oh when she wakes up.   She always has this look of dawning revelation that I’m there with her and this wide slow …

You Have No Power Over Me

Milly watched Labyrinth for the first time tonight.  She got tired towards the end, but unlike her old man, she made it all the way through.  I only dozed off a little though.  When it was done and I asked what her favorite part was, she said it was when she (Sarah, played by Jennifer Connelly) got her little brother back.  Milly really wants a little brother, so I suppose she felt some empathy there.  Never mind that it was Sarah being a lazy, selfish and spoiled brat that got him into trouble in the first place. I’m sure the following will be in my head the next few days though: You remind me of the babe. What babe? The babe …

Made it Around the Neighborhood

Yes, I know, it’s been forever since I’ve done this again. I’ve taken notes though, so maybe one day I’ll get you caught up. There is a lot that has happened, but since I do plan to fill it all in, if you’re reading this at some future date and I’ve done like I plan, this preamble will just sound like rambling. I am going to try to make these quicker though. I think that’s part of the reason I put off doing them. Was listening to Spotify today and Just the Way You Are by Bruno Mars came on. Took me back to when Milly was itty bitty. Milly got up at 9 again today. I was already downstairs …