Category: Jeremy

My first-born, the most curious creature I’ve ever met, a comedian to the core, and possibly the best chef of the next generation

12 going on 45

From his earliest years of talking, all the way to five minutes ago, Jeremy has been a curious, inquisitive, chatty kid. I cannot recall a single exchange between the two of us that ever resulted in contented silence. There is always a follow-up question, a petition, a clarification, an appeal. Sometimes I entertain them, sometimes I don’t. For example, when… Read more →

Teaching selflessness, the hardest thing ever

So I’ve never mentioned this on the blog before, and I’m slightly hesitant even now, but lately I’ve been consumed with teaching my boys to think outside themselves, a task that is tremendously more difficult at Christmas time. Three years ago when we joined our church, I asked around about volunteer work that the boys and I could do. We… Read more →

Behold the Tween

Every time we say 12, he corrects us with “tween.” I’m not sure how we got here, but here we are. He’s 12 going on 25. Happy Birthday to our first born, our philosopher and theologian, our soccer player and budding chef, our comedian and tender-hearted animal lover. Jeremy, your intuition is beyond your years, but something tells me it… Read more →

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