I Miss the NICU…

“Dad, can you tell Zach to stop bothering me?!?”

“Dad, can you make me some lunch???”

“Dad, why can’t I have some ice cream???”

“Dad, why….???”

“Dad, what…???”

“Dad, when…???”

I miss the NICU.

With a family of six, there is always something happening and a Daddy’s job is never done. Making dinner, putting out fires, stopping fights, comforting tears, praying at bedtime, changing diapers….you know the drill. In contrast, the NICU was so much quieter and less chaotic (most of the time).

Get Rid of Valentine’s Day!?

Jim Gaffigan (one of my favorite comedians) went on CBS Sunday Morning this past weekend and proposed – nay – pleaded to get rid of Valentine’s Day as a holiday. He doesn’t address the Christian roots of the holiday, but the secular treatment of it. See for yourself:

What do you think?

I happen to agree with him, though both he and I would also probably agree that the amount of money spent this week would overrule us.

Digging Deep into Family Archaeology

It’s an old cliché to say that when your daughter gets married, you’re not losing her—you’re gaining a son. And for us, that’s pretty true.

When Emily gets officially hitched this spring, she and her new hubby will be going on a nice honeymoon—then heading right back home. Our home. They’ll be living in our basement for a bit while they save up money for a house of their own and, given home prices, it could be a while.