Category: Emmett John



Time, Patience and Bribery

After a tiny bit of distraction, a smidgen of wizardry and shit-ton of patience, I was able to get the kids to school this morning. To be completely honest, there might have been a little bribery as well. Today was a more complicated day because there were several moving parts that got us here. It’s …

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No Shirt No Shoes No School

Emmett went to bed not feeling good and still isn’t feeling good this morning. Neither is Elliott. They had a blast at the movie last night and didn’t even get to bed that late. They’re both very stressed out and that would take a toll on anyone. Elliott’s hip hurts and Emmett’s stomach is upset. …

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Trying to dad-gineer Emmett’s Halloween costume early this year

I wanted to do a quick update in regards to figuring out the boys Halloween costumes for this year. It’s a bit of a challenge because they are very particular but I’m making progress. This is really important to them this year and I suspect it’s a positive distraction. Elliott and Emmett want to go …

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He’s permanently moved himself into my room

For about a month and a half, Emmett has been crashing in my room at night. He won’t sleep in his own bed or stay in his room since his mom moved out. I sorta expected this because it’s what happened the last time as well. He’s struggling more than he’s saying or maybe is …

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I wish he could just be a kid

Gavin and I waited outside the school as we do every single day. Gavin was lost in his game and I was anxiously awaiting the doors to open so I could see how the boys did today. They’ve both been struggling at school as a result of all the recent changes that have been forced …

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Even baby steps are steps forward

It was a rough night. Emmett had nightmares throughout the entire night and kept waking up. I’m exhausted and we ended up oversleeping as a result. To make things worse, I was so overwhelmed last night that I forgot to bake a new batch of pepperoni rolls for their lunches. Thankfully, Elliott and Emmett both …

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