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”
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!
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?”
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…”
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”
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?”