What Would You Do Wednesday: Noodles

Love my high school son. But there are moments I do consider trading him in for a different model. The other day, I got a phone call from the mother of one of his friends. These are “newer” friends- I’ve never done anything with them other than say a friendly “hello” as we mutually drop kids off at each others’…

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Lysol My Life

I bought a can of Lysol today. In retrospect, I should have come home with a case of it. Welcome to my life the last few days. We’ve had a bug problem in our house for the last week. “Bug” as in flu bug. It started about a week ago when my daughter came home with the usual symptoms of…

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Uncle (Flap) Jack

As a kid, he was simply “Uncle Jack.” Today, my kids all call him Uncle “Flap Jack.” Jack was my dad’s oldest brother. They were part of the Omaha, Nebraska Higley brood of five kids. Dad was brother number four. Like everyone in that depression era, they were raised in a world with little money. They also had a life…

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A Cure for, “Dad, I’m Bored!”

“Dad, I’m bored. There’s nothing to do around here.” As a dad of three, I’ve heard that line before. Once. Or twice. Or 2,488 other times. My high school son started in with it again a couple weeks ago. “Everyone’s bored. We’ve done everything there is to do this summer.” “Enjoy being bored,” I told him. “Bored’s good. Own it.”…

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