Attempting to share a room

Our girls JR and E, are super cute, obe­di­ent, and sweet — most of the time.  During the day, they are great, but when bed­time comes around, it is dif­fi­cult.  They both would rather run around and play than go to bed.  I’m sure that this is total­ly nor­mal, espe­cial­ly since they are so close in age, but it can be real­ly infu­ri­at­ing at times.  My wife and I real­ly cher­ish our adult time and if they stay up late, then we don’t get so much of it.

Right now, they are in sep­a­rate rooms, across the hall from each oth­er.  At bed­time, they tend to treat their two rooms as a sin­gle play area.  So, a few nights ago, we tried some­thing new: we let them have a “sleep­over.”

We used it as an incen­tive.  If they both made hap­py plates, and if they were obe­di­ent dur­ing bath time and while get­ting ready for bed, then we’d let them share a room for the night.  We even let them have a half hour of “con­ver­sa­tion time” before lights out.  At first, it seemed like it was going to work… Continue read­ing “Attempting to share a room”

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New blog, old thoughts

I’m reboot­ing my blog, but not with­out import­ing some old posts from an old blog of mine that I let rot for years.  That one was pret­ty much 100% spir­i­tu­al­i­ty based, but I intend for this one to be more gen­er­al.  I expect that this is going to turn into a Dad blog before long.

Can’t wait to start post­ing stuff!

 

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God, where are you?

Tonight, I feel lost and alone.  My wife and I are going through an almost dai­ly cycle of fight­ing fol­lowed by rec­on­cil­i­a­tion, for­give­ness, and decent con­ver­sa­tion fol­lowed by more fight­ing.  It seems like I am hav­ing a very hard time allow­ing things to stay calm. Continue read­ing “God, where are you?”

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I used to think…

I used to think that I should do any­thing to get what I want.  I fought, screamed, bit, kicked, what­ev­er it took.  I used to think that was a good thing; that it made me strong.  Logically, this does­n’t make any sense.  Emotionally, this atti­tude is drain­ing.  Physically, it is dan­ger­ous.  Socially, it is destruc­tive.  Personally, it has crushed my self worth.

Continue read­ing “I used to think…”

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Fight for my soul

Had a dream last night.  I remem­ber it clear­ly, which is rare, so I take note of those occa­sions when it does hap­pen. Continue read­ing “Fight for my soul”

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What is the Trinity, anyway?

I’ve always had prob­lems under­stand­ing the con­cept of the Trinity.  From the peo­ple I’ve talked to, it seems to me that I’m not the only one.  One God, but three parts?  Doesn’t make sense at first, and even after it does, it’s hard to fig­ure out the divi­sion between the three.  (Perhaps there is no real divi­sion, but if that’s the case, why do we try to do it any­way?) Continue read­ing “What is the Trinity, anyway?”

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