The end of the happy meal.

A date to remember. On May 26th, 2011, while sitting at the McDonald’s order window, Charlie came to the conclusion that he would prefer to have a double cheeseburger instead of a Happy Meal.

My boy is growing up, he just outgrew Happy Meals.

Raising a Boy.

Last night while sitting at the kitchen table, I heard Charlie shout from the bathroom, “Dad!”

“What Charlie?”

“Dad, you have to come see this giant turd!”

Yeah, 100% boy.

(oh, and he was right, it was huge.)


Mother’s Day.


Charlie and I took Lori to dinner at Flannigan’s for Mothers Day this year.

While we were eating dinner, the greeter came to the table and offered Lori a special Mother’s Day carnation.

Lori smelled it and then offered it to Charlie to smell. Charlie took a big whiff, then looked at it and said “I wonder how long until it dies?”

Kinda kills the moment.

Steak Umms are not Lunch-ables.

I got a call from Charlie’s teacher today.

She wanted to know why I sent a box of frozen Steak Umms for Charlie’s lunch.

In my rush to get out of the house this morning I grabbed the box of Steak Umms we had defrosting for dinner instead of the box of Lunch-ables.

Oops, parent of the year award…


A couple weeks ago we were talking about going camping this summer.

Charlie overheard us:

“Wait, there’s no internet in the forest!”

Printing Money.

Charlie just asked;

“Is printing money illegal?”

“yep charlie, it sure is.”

“Dang, I sure wish it wasn’t. We could print 1’s, 10’s, and 100’s!”

Everyone always talks to their kids about drinking, drugs and sex, but who takes the time to explain counterfeiting is bad too.