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The Life Of A Stay-At-Home Dad, According To A Stay-At-Home Daughter

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Published on: 2016.07.10

Not long after I woke this morning, my five-year-old daughter pulled out a notepad and a pen and began interviewing me — without warning. “What is the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning?” she said. “Um, go to the bathroom?” I responded honestly, knowing that she can’t actually write. I[…]

April 7, 2012: Climbing

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Published on: 2012.04.07

(Copyright © 2012 by Wil C. Fry. All rights reserved.) (1 image after the jump)

April 6, 2012

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Published on: 2012.04.06

Today started off very well. Rebecca was overjoyed to see me when she woke up. She ran to her high chair and tried to pull it into position — a clear sign she was ready to eat. She ate her entire bowl of oatmeal and wolfed down six or eight crackers for dessert. Played well[…]

April 4, 2012: Friends and Flying Water

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Published on: 2012.04.04

(Copyright © 2012 by Wil C. Fry. All rights reserved.) (2 images after the jump)

Feb. 26, 2012

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Published on: 2012.02.26

I’m trying a new method of blogging, to help avoid unwanted gaps in this journal. Instead of waiting a few days and then trying to remember highlights and record them in the early morning hours before Rebecca wakes up, I’m now taking advantage of WordPress’ scheduling feature. Throughout the day when I have spare minutes,[…]


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Published on: 2012.02.23

Over the past several days, Rebecca has vacillated back and forth between two naps per day and one nap a day, as if unsure which works better for her. It doesn’t seem related to how long or well she sleeps at night. But her night sleeping has improved.

Kitchen Comforts

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Published on: 2012.02.16

Since getting her KitchenAid mixer (blog entry) and food processor (blog entry) last week, my wife has already put them to good use. (2 images after the jump)

January’s End

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Published on: 2012.02.01

January 2012 ended — and February began — with a beautiful warm blast. There were a few more cool days, then a rainy night, but Jan. 31 was warm and clear. 75°F in the afternoon. Today’s supposed to be warmer than that. This is closer to what I expected from a Central Texas “winter” than[…]

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

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Published on: 2012.01.27

The past few days were rainier and colder than the bulk of this January, but still warmer than one would expect for winter. We managed to get Rebecca out of the house several times — always a goal during my wife’s days off. (2 images after the jump)

Journal: Jan. 19, 2012

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Published on: 2012.01.19

I’m tired. It’s not that I’m not getting enough sleep. It’s that each night, the very instant that I’m actually falling asleep is the instant that Rebecca wakes up crying. Even though my wife is the one who checks on Rebecca and gets her back to sleep, I always have trouble getting back to sleep[…]

On, In, Under, and Christmas

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Published on: 2012.01.08

Every time we start to worry that Rebecca is behind in her development (I assume most parents are concerned about this from time to time), I just check several “toddler milestone” charts from reputable organizations. She’s fine. As with most children, she’s ahead on some things, behind on others, and right on target with some.[…]

Jan. 6, 2002

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Published on: 2012.01.06

Wednesday (Jan. 4), we took Rebecca to a small park in Harker Heights — I don’t know the name of the park because it’s not named on maps and there’s no sign at the park. She played a little with the playground equipment, but mostly picked up wood chips, watched other kids, and explored the[…]

Since Christmas

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Published on: 2011.12.27

Rebecca is still enjoying her new toys, mixed in with her old ones. Over the past few days, I’ve sifted through her toy boxes and removed some things: (1) things that weren’t actually toys, which we’ve let her play with, (2) old toys she doesn’t play with much anymore, and (3) a few baby-ish toys[…]

Journal: Dec. 22, 2011

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Published on: 2011.12.23

Ate lunch at IHOP in Harker Heights. Afterward went to the park behind the restaurant (see it on Google Maps). Rebecca had a great time at the park; it was 63°F. It was delightful to watch her run and play with abandon. At the small play area in our neighborhood, she sticks to the sidewalks[…]

Christmas Brake Lights

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Published on: 2011.12.22

Last night, confident that Rebecca wouldn’t sleep if we stayed home and hoping she’d sleep in the car, my wife and I decided to drive north of town to see the much talked about “2011 Nature in Lights” holiday lights display at BLORA. After an hour and a half in the car, we were home[…]

Dec. 16, 2011: Notes

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Published on: 2011.12.16

* I took off my wedding ring this morning; it was getting so tight I was afraid it wouldn’t come off again. We’re going to get it resized soon so I don’t feel naked. I guess my fingers are expanding in my own age. * Rebecca took one nap yesterday; an early and short one[…]

The Percentage System

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Published on: 2011.12.14

When Rebecca first came home from the hospital (Nov. 6, 2010), she still had three weeks to go before her due date. She was tiny. As a premie, she was susceptible to so many things that the average baby doesn’t have to worry about… And both her parents are detail-oriented, organizational types. So we kept[…]

Dec. 10, 2011

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Published on: 2011.12.10

Attention burglars: Our house will be occupied pretty much 24/7 through the holidays. Not only does my wife’s schedule include all the actual holiday days this season (we like the extra pay), but I’m personally still worn out from the last few months.

Less Baby, More Girl

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Published on: 2011.11.16

In most respects, Rebecca is still fully a baby. She can’t talk, isn’t potty-trained, still nurses and drinks from a bottle. She takes two naps a day (usually), cries when she’s tired or hungry, and so on. But because I spend almost all my waking hours in her presence, I’ve begun to notice quite a[…]

Oct. 25, 2011

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Published on: 2011.10.25

Since we’ve been back from Oklahoma, Autumn finally arrived here. We’ve been seeing highs in the upper 80s and lows in the 60s. In a couple of days, we’ll switch over to Texas’ version of “winter”, which means lows in the 40s and highs in the 60s. Maybe a little rain. Rebecca continues to master[…]

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