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August 31, 2010

Super Summer Videos

As the official end of summer is approaching, I think back on all the fun, silly and sometimes crazy moments from this summer.  While some of the moments have slipped by and I kick myself for missing them in all their glory, with my Flip in hand (sometimes in pocket) I’ve been lucky enough to capture some of those moments in all their digital video glory.  So now I’m hoping that some of you readers have also captured some of your own crazy summer kid moments.  I’m sure you’ve already shared them with friends, family and those people you kind of know that friend-ed you on Facebook. 

Now we want to see them!  So please, comment on this post and include a link to YouTube, Vidme or however you want to get your video to me.  If I get enough submissions, I’ll pick a few and include them in my next post.  So get your Flip out this weekend and let’s see what happens!

 And here is my personal leading contender for crazy summer fun:

May 27, 2010

Never As Expected – Always Perfect

As we approach the Memorial Holiday weekend, we’re all starting to think about summer and vacations and all the wonderful things that go with that. Also, some of us are planning those family moments where everything will come together in one shining moment – or not. In watching the Modern Family finale (“Family Portrait“) last week, it was a perfect example of that specific moment planned down to the last detail that does not come off as expected, but is perfect none the less (and yes, I’ll admit, I may have more than a little Claire in me). So as summer and all its family moments close in, just remember that sometimes the unexpected and unplanned ARE the perfect moments.

April 8, 2010

Sunscreen Or Else!

 Now that the warm weather has arrived in New York, I’d have thought our morning “get ready for school routine” would be much simplified.  No more getting on coats, hats mittens, boots and trudging through snow and freezing rain to get to school.  Sounds logical, but I’m wrong again!

 The last few days of blissful sunshine have reminded me of the warm weather morning scramble.  Now I’m trying to drag the Little Man into the bathroom to not only brush those teeth (most of which still need to fall out – go figure), but we need to get sunscreen applied and find an agreeable hat.  Sounds easy enough, right?  Wrong. 

"We're going to need more sunscreen!"

 Anyone who has ever applied sunscreen to a child knows that you’d have an easier time wrestling alligators than trying to get a kid properly lathered up.  It’s like the perfect storm of parenting.  You’ve got no gold at the end of the rainbow like the beach, water park or pool to justify the sunscreen, you’ve got a tighter timeframe to get to school than Jack Bauer trying to save humanity and you’ve got a unwilling participant who’d rather be playing Lego Star Wars with those precious morning minutes. Tick tock.

Parents, please remember to take the time to get that sunscreen on your kids.  They’ll thank you in thirty years when the dermatologist isn’t explaining what carcinoma is to them.   Fortunately for me, the Little Man has come to accept that there is no escaping dad with a Supergoop Quickstick.  Jack Bauer has nothing on me…

August 28, 2009

End of Summer Already?

We say it each year as Labor Day closes in on us, but how in the world is it August 28 already? Where did the summer go and how did I miss it? For some, the end of summer is a very sad time. No more vacations for foreseeable future, our winter clothes are peeking out of the top shelves of closets and generally we all just get busier. For others, it is a time to rejoice. Kids back to school, the weather may finally cool off and our routines return to normal.

I’m not sure which I feel. I miss the routine that school brings and I sure am looking to cool evenings of autumn in New York (arguably our best season). That being said, enjoying the freedom of summer with my son is amazing – especially for the fleeting time he still is young enough to think it’s cool to hang out with Dad. In a few years it will all be homework, friends and sports and hanging with parents will be a fate worse than teenage acne.

I guess that leaves me with the reminder that I’ve learned over the first six years of his life and that is that as soon as you get used to one stage of your kids’ development – it changes. Don’t look too far forward and certainly don’t check the rear view mirror. I, of course, am terrible at this and need to take my own advice. So for now, I’m going to enjoy the waning days of summer with the little man and then be just as excited for the first day of school.