Category Archives: Little Dude

The Yin & Yang of Being Beaten by Your Kid

I have three claims-to-fame in my 39 years on this lovely planet. I once placed 2nd in a BMX bike race. Seven years old. My first BMX bike. A brand new birthday helmet. A big dirt track with hills and … Continue reading

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Proud Dad Moment: Spontaneous Beastie Boys

The teacher’s mouth was moving. I assume words were spoken. All I heard was the sound of the adults in Charlie Brown…wont, wont…wont,wont, wont…wont wont. Like Neal Armstrong driving the American flag into the surface of the moon (did he … Continue reading

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We All Need a Dance Break

Way back yonder I chirped about our favorite Jazz Mechanic and his love of sweet jazz, spinning wrenches, and dance breaks. It seems the smooth moves run in the family. We all need a dance break from time to time. … Continue reading

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Little Dude’s First Ninja Class

We’ve reached the ninja stage at the Dude Casa. Ninjago is all the rage with Little Dude, and Teen Age Mutant Ninja Turtles are enjoying a resurgence. It’s a good stage. Turns out the local Tae Kwan Do class is … Continue reading

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Dude Nesting?

We are days away from adding a new mouth to the Dude Clan. We will officially be out numbered any day! Mrs. Dude has gone from, “we better make it passed Christmas,” to “this baby is coming soon!” I’m not … Continue reading

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Little Dude’s First Haircut. What Were We Thinking?!

We experienced Little Dude’s first “real” haircut today. As you may recall, we’ve shaved that melon a couple times, but it has been almost exactly two years since we’ve touched that glorious┬ácoif. As you can probably tell from my choice … Continue reading

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Inside a Toddler’s Brain: A Little Dude Update

Yep, this chart is spot on. Fits Little Dude to a T. Tip o’ the hat to SwissMiss for sharing. While we’re in his head, let’s hit a quick update. He’s growing like a weed. Mrs. Dude and I realized … Continue reading

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The Zen of “Sure”

I’ve been on a bit of a blogging hiatus. Mrs. Dude has me working a second job painting the sun room. We should be able to drop the brushes soon and get back to life without painting. In the meantime, … Continue reading

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Real Life Hot Wheels! Little Dude Is In Love

Little Dude LOVES cars. I had a plethora of Matchbox and/or Hot Wheels when the Dude was a youngin’, but I don’t think my love ran as deep as Little Dude’s. Cars are a constant. The movie, the toys, clothes, … Continue reading

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Say It Ain’t So: 2012 Ice Cream Crisis!

I try not to have regrets. Life is too short to worry about what might have been. However, the Dude missed two career paths that have left trails of regret. 1. Zamboni driver. You know. That car-type thing that cleans … Continue reading

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