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You goddamn right I went to the Spanish Canobie Lake Park

…only better. Because, does Canobie Lake Park have LIONS? I thought not. Kid activities are sort of hard. And sort of boring. And, in the summer, often sort of super horribly hot. Walking places, playing tag, throwing balls when you … Continue reading

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Paco Meralgo

Max has still not eaten squid ink rice, but got some gum and these little pieces of ice cream that come surrounded with chocolate, so he hasn’t complained. Leah and I, only the other hand, have eaten like kings. Well, … Continue reading

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Fancy lunch!

Yeah, so since I go to work I get to rock it Spanish-style and dine like a mangy old man for 90 minutes. If I lived here, I would weigh 9000 kilopounds. I went to La Flauta, a nice lunch … Continue reading

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You know what? We’re in Spain.

Don’t tell us what happened on the final Friday Night Lights. So, yeah, we did it again. Swapped our house for an apartment in Gracia, a nice neighborhood just outside the center of Barcelona and kicked around for 3 weeks. … Continue reading

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That is having your cake and eating it too, little man

Max was invited to a party at which he would be the only boy. Since the primary role of parents, after buying groceries, is messing shit up, I said, “Wow, you’ll be the only boy, huh? How you feeling about … Continue reading

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Go Fish

The scene:  Max and I are playing Go Fish. Abe is “on my team,” which means he throws the cards around, gets taken upstairs for a breather, laughs at me, and we start again. Finally he settles down and sort … Continue reading

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Abe the Cowboy

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If we have a 3rd, we will name him Mario

Max has his cousins over. Big night! First ever sleepover! Too much TV, too much pizza, too much ice cream. But can you have more fun than a sleepover? No. Anyway, nothing goes with a sleepover and cousins like a … Continue reading

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If you want white lies, don’t have kids

The scene: It’s the day of the Superbowl (I know, but, honestly, who has the time?). Max falls asleep for nearly 3 hours on the couch. Oh well, we figure, he’ll be up late for the game. Did I mention … Continue reading

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To the mountains: a weekend with Max

So, for the third year in a row, I decided it was time to teach Max to ski. He’s liked it each of the past two years, but learned very little other than that a ski lodge is an excellent … Continue reading

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