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“Buy me some peanuts and …”

Little One climbs into bed and his book request is simple enough: “The baseball book,” he says. ‘Shocking,’ Daytime Dad thinks to himself as he grabs “Fenway Park 123,” which a group of Red Sox players’ wives wrote and illustrated. It … Continue reading

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Little Leftovers: Weekly task

Here are a few idle thoughts as Daytime Dad wonders when Little One #2 will arrive … Little One scurries into the ‘Prime Time’ room at the YMCA, a place where children can play while parents/guardians can go and enjoy/suffer … Continue reading

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The perfect hiding spot

It’s Daytime Dad’s turn to hide and he instructs Little One to count to five and close his eyes. Daytime Dad turns away from the deck overlooking Sebasticook Lake and races toward the garage. Little One counts to one with … Continue reading

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Batteries, anyone?

The appliance repair technician pulls into the driveway, stops the truck and gets out without much of a wave or greeting. This is going to be fun, Daytime Dad thinks to himself. “Do you have batteries?” Little One asks the … Continue reading

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Dazzled by dump truck

Few things entertain Little One these days like big trucks, tractors and bigger trucks. After leaving a Dunkin’ Donuts one late morning, we cruise past a parked dump truck in the shopping center’s parking lot. “A dump truck!” Little One … Continue reading

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Feathered like what?

The truck rumbles up the steep driveway and Little One is giddy with excitement. He doesn’t know where we are, but that hardly matters to this 3-year-old. “Let’s go daddy!” he yells. After getting unbuckled, he then utters, “Where are … Continue reading

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Good Eats …

The weather was equal parts spectacular and, Daytime Dad thought, long overdue. An authoritative sun shimmered with all its might, and only a vivid imagination could put clouds in this sky. It was an ideal time for a Sunday lunchtime … Continue reading

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Caffeine? Yes (please)

We roll through the drive-thru lane at Dunkin’ Donuts, and Daytime Dad asks for the usual – an iced coffee, decaf, and with milk only. At the window, Little One subtly – OK, there was nothing subtle about it – … Continue reading

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Little One Leftovers

A few idle thoughts Thursday while planning The Next Big Adventure … • Why is it that after children’s yoga class the Little One is anything but relaxed? Isn’t this the point, or am I missing something? The Little One … Continue reading

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Toddler vs. Retriever

Without warning, the puppies – or ‘the puppies!’ as the Little One calls them – bolted out of a nearby yard and barreled into the street. There were no vehicles coming in either direction, but this was of little consolation … Continue reading

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