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One shot, two shots and away we go

The first needle plunged into her right thigh, and the look Little One #2 gave was enough to make Daytime Dad scoop her up off the table and make a break for the door — sorry, doc, but we’re out of … Continue reading

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Wait, we are outside

“Are we done yet?” Little One #1 asks impatiently. “I want to go outside.” Daytime Dad looks up at him and places the box of blueberries on the ground next to the box, which holds three empty quarts. “We have … Continue reading

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Smile! Wait, Bon Jovi?

Little One #2 lies silently in her crib and gazes up at Daytime Dad, or maybe it’s the ceiling. Her big, blue eyes pop from her face and she wiggles her hands in the air. She extends her legs, wiggles … Continue reading

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Adventure on the high seas

Little One #1 strapped on his life preserver, put on his ‘Rock Hero’ hat and proclaimed himself ready to go.Save for one detail — the life preserver was not strapped on as advertised — he indeed looked ready. Daytime Dad … Continue reading

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‘Glad we had this chat’

Daytime Dad looks over Little One #2, who is a little more beautiful than the day before. It’s late, sometime after 2 a.m., and she isn’t exactly screaming but she isn’t exactly sleeping, either. Daytime Dad is tired, but what … Continue reading

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For the love of fluff

Little One #1 peers out the window at the house on the corner as our vehicle comes to a rolling stop. He fixes his gaze on the front steps, where he hopes to catch a glimpse of the ‘Fluffy Dog,’ … Continue reading

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Yeah, but can he hit the curve?

Daytime Dad has set three goals for Little One #1 to reach this summer. Well, there are more, but with respect to space and bogging his already energetic mind down, we’ll start with three. 1. Learn how to ride a … Continue reading

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Doctor diaper

Little One #1 grabs his little chair and positions himself next to Daytime Dad. Our patient — Little One #2 — lies on the operating, er, changing table with a luck of puzzlement. “Doctor, we need the Desitin,” Daytime Dad … Continue reading

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Hello, little lady

She came out crying, her 7-pound, 14.3-ounce body squirming like an inch worm. She moved both her legs, each with distinct rolls, but kept her eyes shut. Her arms hung by her delicate side, but her minuscule fingers wiggled up, … Continue reading

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No sleep ’til … tomorrow

One of the many advantages of being a daytime dad is the occasional opportunity to help someone who operates on a completely different schedule. One of the few disadvantages is finding ample time to sleep. If you have a child … Continue reading

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