The scene: It’s a brisk mid-winter Seattle morning. Lucas has decided that we’re riding our bikes to school today. As we emerge from the garage, the sky is brilliant blue and the sun is streaming down in our faces. The lawns up and down the street are all brilliant green as this is our rainy season. It’s …

Potty talk

Today four little girls were packed in my master bathroom water closet, buzzing and giggling with excitement as they negotiated taking turns. Four of them! In a toilet closet. What could possibly be so exciting? Two months ago Lucas and I were walking through Costco. Lucas spotted something unusual and …

Kayla-ism

After climbing Mt. Daniel this weekend, I was sleeping in. Kayla came bounding onto my bed and announced with great enthusiasm and pride, “Daddy, I put them DVDs on your nightstand so you can tear them up.” After pondering this for a moment I determined what she really wanted was …