How to Take Your Parents to the Movies

The following recommendations are based on my past experience going to movies with my wonderful 70-year-old+ mother (ClassicMom) and amazing 80-year-old+ father (ClassicDad).  Needless to say, they don’t go often: 1) Let your parents choose where to sit:  2) Expect deafeningly loud comments about anything and everything:  3) Expect mass confusion over the movie’s official […]

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How To Be Cheeky, But Useful Like “Thomas The Tank Engine” When Your Child Is Sick:

My 17-month-old son came down with a fever the other night which lasted through the next day.  As a result, I needed to become an especially useful dad.  I shunted the little guy around the house all day and orchestrated the following activities which he found soothing: Watching several episodes of “Thomas the Tank Engine” […]

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