The Pip

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A Brief Musical Interlude

Kate is off at Arisia this weekend, so I took the kids to Grandma and Grandpa’s. Where we’ve had good fun sledding and playing with a variety of toys. I’ll be driving home Sunday afternoon, and my parents will be bringing the kids back on Monday, which is the MLK holiday in the US, so…

About five minutes into my class Wednesday, my cell phone rang. I silenced it right away, but recognized the number as the kids’ day care. And I knew right away what it was: The Pip has had a bit of a cough for a while, and wasn’t all that happy that morning. Sure enough, when…

The Flying Bus

“Daddy, you know what? I bet you didn’t know, but my school bus can fly.” “Really? I didn’t know that.” “Yeah, there’s a button up at the front with a picture of a flying bus, and if you press the button, the bus flies.” “That’s amazing.” “Yeah, and guess what? The other day, the bus…

Friday Is Sports Night

Friday night was a home game for Union’s basketball teams, so I picked SteelyKid and the Pip up a little earlier than usual, and took them to the women’s game (which starts right around the time day care ends and ends right around their usual bedtime). You might wonder what it’s like taking the pair…

I got a new camera for Christmas, not because there’s anything wrong with my DSLR, but because I wanted something that could do high-speed video. So I now have a Casio point-and-shoot camera that will record up to 1000 frames per second, woo-hoo! To break it in, I got the kids to help out by…

Warm Holiday Wishes

Merry Christmas if you celebrate it, happy Wednesday if you don’t. That’s about all there is to say, isn’t it?

Cute Kid Composite

I’m giving my talk about blogs as a tool for science outreach again on Monday, and need an updated version of the cute-kid picture screenshot I use in that. So here’s a composite of the two kid pictures I posted a week or two ago, because it should all fit on screen, even on my…

The Pip, Balance Expert

Since SteelyKid got her own cute-photo post last night, it’s only fair to give equal time to The Pip. This morning, for reasons that passeth adult understanding, the kids decided to balance teddy bears on their heads, SteelyKid using Bertha the Big Bear (who is just a little smaller than The Pip), while the Little…

Work-Life Juggling, Then and Now

A couple of Mondays ago, I was at work and got the dreaded phone call from day care. “[The Pip]‘s got conjunctivitis again. It’s really bad, and he needs to go home right away.” Admittedly, this isn’t the very worst phone call a parent could receive, but it’s very much Not Good. Conjunctivitis means a…

Happy Pip-Day!

Two years ago, as of 4:35 this morning, The Pip was born. And now he’s a great big toddler, obsessed with pirates and dinosaurs, running everywhere and talking a LOT… He’s had a bit of a rough week, with another flare-up of conjunctivitis in his right eye, requiring eye ointment and antibiotics, the less said…