A Rose By Any Other Name

Ben: Dad, nothing’s been sprayed today, but the den smells great! Me: Okay… Ben: Yep, it smells like me. And I smell great today!  

BenLove25

Ben is fascinated, like most little boys these days, with Minecraft and Roblox. More so, he loves the YouTube videos that relate to the games, and he is particularly a fan of the You Tubers, DanTDM, Ali-A and the Legends of Gaming. So much so, that he even created his own logo. (In fact, for…

Credit Report

When I was six… well… you know…   Ben: Dad, do you have any marks on your credit report? Me: Yep, I have a few. Ben: When I am an adult, I am going to be very careful so that I don’t get any marks on my credit report.  

Pets

One of the the character traits Ben has that I love is his sense of empathy. He can put himself in almost anybody else’s shoes. So, he was watching Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey, a story of three pets who decide to find their way back home. There is a scene in which a man…

Broken Straw, Broken hearts

We’ve been working really hard on a couple of issues with Ben. First, he gets up almost every school morning just fine, but as the time to leave comes closer he gets more and more sad. By the time we have to be out the door, he is usually crying and asking why he has…

Ruining the Dream

With the Rio Olympics going on every night – and I like to watch as often as I can – Ben has heard the phrase “his/her dream has been ruined,” or some variant of that multiple times. So it was that after school he decided that he wanted his “standard order” at McDonald’s on the…

Internet Troll

I was sitting at the kitchen table, reading the Sunday paper and munching on my favorite breakfast, frozen waffles, when I heard Ben, in the den, laughing manically as he clicked away on the keyboard. I figured I’d better see what he was up to: Me: So… what’cha doing? Ben: Trolling people. On the internet…

Super Massive Black Hole

Ben and I often talk about what he wants to do in life, and he asks me about the things that I wanted to do when I was six (like him): Ben: Dad, would you ever want to go into outer space? Me: Oh yeah. I would love to go in space. when I was…

Hit Rewind

We are just days away from Ben starting the 1st Grade. He got up this morning and in an unusual (for him) move, went straight to the couch and laid down again. When I went in to see what he was doing, asked me: Ben: Dad, do I look like I am sick? Me: No….