Fathering in the Now

Musings on parenting and presence

Month: April, 2013

Who is having the feelings

Pride: She wakes up in the morning and the first words out are, “Dad, I want to eat a fresh, ripe tomato!”

Embarrassment: She screams her head off when her piece gets bumped in a game of Sorry!

The thing is, she’s five and being her five year old self…who am I to be pulled so far in one direction and then another in reaction? Where’s my equanimity?

Betelgeuse is Better for Bouncing

Unschooling facts of the day: If Lilyana’s “buck fiddy” red ball (1 foot in diameter) is the red supergiant Betelgeuse, the Sun is smaller than a sesame seed. And Betelgeuse is more fun to bounce (and try to stand) on.