Monthly Archives: August 2012

The Value of Individual Play

I’ve often written about my daughter’s extroverted nature.  From her earliest days we could see her joy was in interaction with others, often exhausting my wife and I with her unquenchable thirst for talking, playing, and roughhousing when we really

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Heard Around the House

Child Harbat, reading a party supply catalog:  Look at this poodle party, it comes with a pin-ya-tah! Me:  Wow, that’s very good pronunciation of pinata.  Can you say tamales? CH:  Ta-ma-less. Wife:  Can you say carnitas? CH:  Car-nee-tahss. Me:  Can

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Summer Heat

I’ve been lagging on my blog posts for a while now but I can blame the heat, my God, the heat.  Southern California is experiencing the kind of heat and humidity people have been fleeing for years to come here. 

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Heard Around the House

Child Harbat:  “You know how you make caramel apples?  I’m going to tell you.  You take an apple and you put caramel on it.” Wife:  “NO WAY!!” Me:  “Aaaaand it’s bedtime.”

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