Posts Tagged ‘ childhood ’

Petey

September 14, 2008
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Petey

Up until I was age 9 or so we always had various animals around, as a direct result of my dad’s (father #2) other occupation as a professional magician. Doves, for instance, were a staple of the act, as were ducks and the occasional rabbit. Petey? Well, Petey was definitely not scheduled to hit...
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The ‘Talk’

August 28, 2008
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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 is famous in parenting lore as an exercise in discomfort and probably every tact...
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Baby’s First Words…

August 20, 2008
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Baby’s First Words…

By the time I was 3 years old I was still without the use of the English language. I indicated my preferences with finger pointing and various grunts and groans. “Son, would you like some potatoes?”, and then I’d give some garbled response that, I’m assuming, my mother had learned to decode because then...
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