I taught a class tonight and made it home just in time for bedtime. I’d been looking forward to stories – and expected my daughters to be on their way up to bed. But what I found instead was that Ani was already in bed and tucked in. She wasn’t feeling super well and had […]Read More A Little Bit of Modeling. A Whole Lot of Love.
It’s skinned knee season in our home, with two girls riding bikes of the two and four-wheeled variety, and a third toddling along just behind – ready for far more than she’s capable of. And I’m not one to stop someone who’s trying to make progress, even if that progress might be dangerous. So we’ve […]Read More On Skinned Knees & Lessons Learned
Dear Teacher/Sunday School/Summer Camp/Person I Trust with my Child: This is a rather embarrassing letter to write. See, I brought my kids to you because I trust you and know that you have something important to offer – your experiences and the things you want my children to be able to know and do when […]Read More Hey You: Please Stop Bribing (My) Children
Ani and Teagan are enjoying the start of their summer. I’m enjoying observing as they dig in. Today, they began taking some ice skating lessons, and I was very eager to learn how it went. Teagan mentioned falling and skating and waving to her baby sister, Quinn, who watched from the bleachers.1 Ani mentioned falling, […]Read More The First Thing Is How to Fall Down
First Day Originally uploaded by Bud the Teacher I asked Ani this morning what she was most excited about on her first day of school. Today, of course, being her first day of Kindergarten. Big Deal. “Learning and recess,” she said. No hesitation. I’m feeling pretty good about her attitude for the first day. That […]Read More Ani’s First Day
photo credit: Bud the Teacher I’m typically the guy who pays attention to the latest gadgets from a distance, reading up on them and learning about what they can or can’t do, but not striking on the first day of any new thing, for a number of reasons. For one, I’m cheap. I also don’t […]Read More Ani & the iPad or "Much Madness is the Father's Curse"
Teagan has, since her birth, been known to all of us as the little sister. The baby sister. That changed the day that Quinn came. Teagan’s now wearing two hats in our family – little sister to Ani, and big sister to Quinn.1 How we identify her is in large part via her relationships to […]Read More Relations & Expectations
Originally uploaded by Bud the Teacher This is Quinlynn Laura Hunt. She was born earlier this afternoon. We call her Quinn. She’s 7 pounds, 11 ounces, and 20 inches of awesome. I’m just getting to know her; so far I like what I see. (And hear. She doesn’t cry. She squeaks.) Oh, and just in […]Read More Look Out, World
This will be the baby’s room. Whoever she turns out to be, it’ll all start here.Read More A Blank Slate
Ani reminded me tonight, as we were driving to an event, that today was November 11th. She’s been working on her calendar at preschool. “Veterans Day,” I told her. “Do you know what that means?” “Yeah.” She answered without hesitation from the back seat of the dark car. “It’s the day for when superheroes save […]Read More Superheroes