A brown belt for Big Guy – not that it’s important
Mon, 12/03/12 – 12:49 | Comments Off

It was testing week in karate and, as usual, Big Guy was under the gun. Not as much as he used to be, when he didn’t have a clue and had to frantically cram, but …

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Confessions from an incompetent parent: I’m pinata impaired
Friday, 24 Jul, 2009 – 12:15 | 2 Comments
Confessions from an incompetent parent: I’m pinata impaired

I thought I had the problem solved for Big Guy’s birthday party this year: I had a pinata consultant on hand who’d successfully implemented not one, but two, at his own daughter’s birthday party in …

It’s a ballerina! It’s a fairy! It’s easy!
Friday, 12 Jun, 2009 – 12:05 | Comments Off

I’m kind of frustrated this morning because I don’t have girls. I don’t even know any girls young enough to appreciate this.
But if I did, I’d be all over the tutu tutorial – say that …

It’s your birthday? Oh crud
Tuesday, 9 Jun, 2009 – 11:16 | 3 Comments
It’s your birthday? Oh crud

Life would be so much easier if Boots had just stuck to the plan four years ago.
He wasn’t supposed to be born until early July. I dreamed of a little Yankee Doodle  baby and smiled …

Why I’ll give in to the evil goody bags
Thursday, 28 May, 2009 – 11:30 | Comments Off
Why I’ll give in to the evil goody bags

Of late I dread the end of every party the guys go to, not because they’re going to cry as the fun comes to a close but because they’re going to line up with their …

Party on, dude: A kiddy luau
Saturday, 16 May, 2009 – 20:16 | Comments Off
Party on, dude:  A kiddy luau

Parties in the park seem to be the rage around here of late – a rage that will be over by the time Big Guy’s birthday rolls around in 103-degree July – and today’s was …

Party on, dude! 10 tips for doing it in style and on the cheap
Sunday, 8 Feb, 2009 – 11:55 | 2 Comments
Party on, dude! 10 tips for doing it in style and on the cheap

You know the economy’s getting tight when the bounce houses and pizzas disappear from the preschool parties.
You know we’re in a recession when the crowd that usually rushes to the kid party mills – you …