Father’s Day….er….Week…..er….???

So it’s been a week since I treated my dad like a king for a day and it seems to have gone to his head. I keep getting all these notes and pics that relate to father’s and sons – it’s like he’s signed up for some newsletter or something. Anyway, here are a few of his favs….

He swears he will be saying this no matter how big I get, or how old I am, or where we are. (Here’s the full article from Mashable.com –  “14 Adorable Confessions From Super Dads”)



And my dad swears this will be him every chance he gets. I’m counting on my mom to stop him, but he’s crafty so we are on high alert. (Here’s the full article from Mashable.com – “32 Reasons Our Dads Are the Greatest”)



One thing my dad always points out is when he sees another dad being present and a good dad. According to “19 Things Dads Do That You Won’t See In Popular Culture” from Buzzfeed.com, movies and stories tend to focus on the exceptions rather than the rule when it comes to fathers these days. I hope he’s right.



I told my dad I get it – you should have more than one day a year where I appreciate and honor you, blah, blah, blah. I think the “blah, blah, blah” part did me in because he followed up with the below winning essay for a “What My Father Means to Me” contest from a 6th grader named Edward titled: “The Dad I Will Never Know.” Dad – I give…uncle….no mas.

My dad and mom both served in the United States Navy. They were stationed in Maine, which is where I was born.

I said my first word when I was six months old. I took my first step when I was nine months old. I said my first prayer. On all my first school days, my mom was there. I always noticed dads picking up my friends and not so much moms. After so many years, I finally asked my mom why my dad never picked me up. She told me he was killed in a car accident when I was two months old.

My mom took me to Philadelphia to visit my dad’s grave when I was 8 years old. I sat next to his grave and stared at his picture on the gravestone. I remember crying for awhile because I wanted to give my dad a hug and to tell him how much I missed him and love him….

While playing soccer, I score goals and look up at my mom to see her face. If only my dad was standing there next to her to share the same excitement.

When I graduate high school and college, I will see my mom standing there so proud. If only my dad were there to stand proud next to my mom.

Mowing the lawn, learning how to drive, ride a bike, play catch in the backyard, how to fish, boy scout campouts, getting married, learning how to fix things and being a man [are things] my mom will have to teach me because my dad won’t be there. No sense in asking God why my dad isn’t here for me. He must have needed someone like my dad in heaven.

My first day as a 2nd grader (kinda)

So while I’m not actually in school, I’m no longer a 1st grade which means by default I’m now a second grader. I just wanted to say that I had the best teacher in 1st grade – Ms. Phelps. She was awesome! She was so sweet and kind to me – that’s all that really matters. She was also very encouraging and comforting to me – perfect style for my personality. I asked my folks if I could stay in 1st grade forever because I am going to miss having her as my teacher 😦 Hopefully, she will prep my next teacher on how to handle me with care 🙂 If she doesn’t, I know Mrs. Holderman (Principal) will take care of me and give me the hook up.

I learned a lot of academics over the year that will serve as a great base for me in future classes, but I also learned that I am stronger than I thought I was and that I can overcome. When I fully understand what this really means, everyone better hang on or get out of the way because I will not stop.

Oh, before I end this I thought I would include some more baggy art from the school year.

Check back for summer updates.


For #TBT today we are going all the way back to 8/26/13 – the first day of 1st grade. Why? because today is the last day of 1st grade, baby! Now, there’s a 2nd grader up in here!! Woot, woot!!

May, I say

So yes, it’s been a while since I’ve posted last. In fact, I haven’t posted the whole month of May. Why? Because ever since I turned 7 and started the first grade, my schedule has been booked. And now that May is over, that means the school year is almost over, too. Yep, about to be a 2nd grade up in here…holla-atcha boy!

So what have I been busy with? Well, here are some pics of some of the activities…


FIELD TRIP – As a class, we went to the Perot Museum for our annual field trip. It was awesome – lots of dinosaurs and science stuff – too much to get in on one field trip. I got to hang with my homie Andrew and both my folks went along so that made it even better.

FIELD DAY – As a reminder, we have Field Day every year, but it isn’t like the Field Days of old where there were competitions with winners and losers. These are fun activities for the kids. Now, everyone has their opinion on the Wussification of America, but the bottom line is that us kids had a great time so bite on that – was that anti-wuss enough for you? During our Field Day, we got to play and have fun at different activities for most of the morning so the teachers had no luck getting our attention for the rest of the day.

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