Author: Invader Zom

Dreaming of Sleeping

Woke up this morning to Ian really wanting me to get out of bed. It was early, so I just ushered him into my bed and under the covers to buy myself some time. He…

I AM IAN

Did homework with Ian tonight. He lit up like a christmas tree. He’s so eager to learn and so imaginative that it almost seems like he’s been filling the intellectual void with his own, fast-paced…

Un-lucky Charms

Bought fake Lucky Charms at QFC because they’re $1.88. Malcolm noticed and now refers to them as “un-Lucky Charms.”

Wacky Wednesday

Today was an early release day for Seattle Public Schools. I had to go get the kids at 1:40 PM. I got there a little early and was waiting around with a bunch of other…

He has a friend

Ian’s classmates all drew pictures of him last week. Can you guess which of these was drawn by his new kindergarten best friend? Ok, I’ll give you a hint: one child couldn’t get enough detail…

Super moon

My kids are begging me to let them stay up until the apocalypse. After some sage advice from Facebook, I knew talking to them directly, openly, and honestly was my only way forward. Look, boys.…

Water on the floor

Dad: Ian! Don’t spill that water on the floor! Ian: What water on the floor? Dad: That glass of water on the table right there! Ian: This one? Dad: Yes! Ian: This isn’t a glass…

Crazy people

I haven’t had this happen in the entire 8 years I’ve been a parent. Took my kids to 7-11 to get snacks for “boys’ night”, our regularly scheduled night of staying up late and watching…