Category: Parental Moments

Half of Harry

I’ve always operated as if I was an only child and, in any way practical, that’s exactly what I’ve been. But I do have half-siblings, by-products of my biological father’s (father #1) breezy dabble into parenthood. I have 2 half…

Big Brother On Loan

It didn’t take a detective to see that there were aspects of my childhood that struggled for lack of a paternal influence and with my biological father (father #1) hiding out in parts unknown, avoiding his children like the plague,…

Still Waiting for Godot

I was still in grade school when I started playing Youth Football and my baby sitter had to pick me up from school and trek me over to the practice field every week day during the season and then the…

Revenge of the Chevy

Between 1960 and 1977 my mother was in the dating pool and, as the only child, I usually had no complaints. She managed to keep her son at the top level of importance and then everything fell in line after…

OCD Days for Dad

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder or OCD as it is called is a mental circus act that causes a person to irrationally focus on a particular function or object. Another of its forms is where a person returns to an action, the…

The Show Must Go On?

After my parents were divorced (that is from father #2) my dad would pick me up occasionally for a little father/son activity, usually to hang out over at his house but every long once in awhile he’d suggest something apart…

The ‘Talk’

My mother pretty much tackled everything as far as parenting in my teenage years was concerned but there was one nut she couldn’t see fit to crack (excuse the pun soon revealed). That was the ‘sex talk’. The sex talk…

At the End of the Line

When I was younger I occasionally liked to fly kites from my yard, which was unusually large and offered plenty of runway to put it in the air and room to get it over the treetops. My success was moderate…

Lightning in a Bottle

My father, by marriage to my mother (hereafter referred to as father #2), formally adopted me at age 5 and lived with us for the next few years or so until their eventual divorce. He was a brilliant man whose…