A Little of This…A Little of That

Well, kids, I must say. Now that I’m an official WordPress person, the grass does look greener over here. It’s like I’m driving a new car and discovering all the new and cool things. I’m slowly categorizing previous posts and playing around with a couple new things. All of this for you, my loyal and growing readership. Can’t you feel the love and dedication? I hope you can. Now, if I can just figure out how to change this color.

 It’s Labor Day Weekend. Where exactly did summer go? Will enjoy the long weekend though.

So Aidan has come up with a couple of winners lately. I’m putting him to bed the other night, standing next to his bed, which is a little loft thing, so he’s actually a little above my eye level when he says, “Daddy, how come you don’t have all your hairs?”

 Then, last night, we’re at dinner and he’s talking about he had a “no nap day” but he rested in the bed with some of his books. How many books did you have, I asked. The response was, “A lot, Daddy. It was like my own library.”

Erin, his nearly three-month old sister, is trying so hard to roll over. She’s done it once, but it was kind of a fluke, but now she’s working sooo hard at getting over. You can see her determination and frustration. It’s fun to watch.

So my grandmother is six weeks away from being 101. She’s in a nursing home and, in general, isn’t doing very well. My mom got a call Thursday night that she had been non-responsive all day, sleeping, low oxygen, just bad news. Like this might be the time. I get there Friday morning and complete turnaround, capped off by her asking the nurse if she could have some ice cream. At 7 a.m. When you’re almost 101, you can do whatever you want.

It’s a gorgeous day today and I’m having lunch with a dear friend from high school. Should be fun.

I’m a Sox fan. They just got swept. I’m nervous. But, hey, it’s almost football season!

What else? I got nothin’.

11 Comments on “A Little of This…A Little of That”

  1. Molly says:

    I’m curious to know what your answer was to the no hair question.

  2. Michelle says:

    Football season, already Mike? Looks like you’ve had some experience with this before.

    (Note: Yankee gods, this was not gloating from a fan, punishable by a pinstriper losing streak. This was just a mere observation of the written word.)

  3. L B says:


    1. I can’t believe Erin is almost 3 months—WHERE DID THE SUMMER GO?
    2. Looks like you have some good genes there Mike 101 and still loving Ice Cream, sounds like something you could get into!
    3. Miss you guys–really, I do.

  4. chris says:

    As a proud member of the Red Sox Nation, transplanted to TX, I feel good about my boys. Got swept but are still up by 6. Feel even better about the football season, would feel really really good if I had a nice Pats waste basket, but it should be a good season not the less. I found your blog via clink, thought it would be nice to get masculine fathers point of view and then you drop the sitter bomb, make sure you teach your boys to stand up; target practice with Cheerios is great practice.

  5. mikesgotnothin says:

    Chris. Thanks for checking in, especially good to hear where you came from. I look forward to seeing the picture of the Patriots garbage can.

    My son is all about standing up. I’ve stood up enough. sometimes sitting is just a relaxing moment. And, oh yeah, he can sink cherrios with the best of ’em.

    Thanks for visiting. Hope to see you again. Go, Pats, go!

  6. Chelle says:

    Yes, Mike… Where did all those hairs go?

  7. Anna says:

    Okay, your advice to the college bound on Molly’s blog? The best of the bunch. Gave me goosebumps and a tear in my eye, and I’m having my 15th reunion in May.

    And hooray for Grandma, I hope she got whatever flavor she wanted. From Michael’s dairy, even.

  8. Beta Mom says:

    Looks like Mike’s got plenty.

  9. itsallabouthallie says:

    Mike you are a cool dad! Great to hear about Grandma!
    Enjoy your weekend!

  10. itsallabouthallie says:

    Mike you are a cool dad! Great to hear about Grandma!
    Enjoy your weekend!

  11. Melissa says:

    So cool about Grandma asking for ice cream at 7am. Good for her!

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