Tiny Feet Filled With Courage

TINY FEETMy son Alex will be two in March. I have been through the “terrible two’s” with my daughter Abby. At least I thought I did for a first time parent. She got into stuff, threw temper tantrums. The usual two year old stuff you would probably expect. However with Alex… He has been a dare devil since his tiny feet hit the ground. Remember my post from June? Well, he is still going at it. He has learned how to climb the stairs using no hand rails, which is not very safe and just drives me crazy. Climbs into his bed and almost out of it. In and out of the bath tub. Over the couch and under the chairs and through the doors, the boy is just a courageous adventurer. So, with his two year just around the corner, I can only imagine what’s next for this miniature Spider-Man.

His communication skills are improving each day as well. It makes me happy to hear him say new words. Even if he doesn’t have them perfect he is at least giving it his best shot. The other night Alex had said “sorry” to mommy for not being nice with a toy. It was good to see that he understood what he was saying and even gave mom a big hug to seal the deal.

Hello World!Alex is basically just  an energetic stuntman. Stuntman Alex does best when we fill him up with some high energy activities. My daughter has always been fine with doing crafts, painting, etc. Alex requires a little more movement. Which is why we have a trampoline for him to bounce on and lots of dance parties in our house. His favorite jams include anything 80’s hair metal with loud thrashing guitars and hard hitting drums. Paradise City by Guns and Roses gets played a lot in our house. I get into it as well, which my wife usually enjoys… Except when I am in her face singing and dancing to Ratt or Poison. More than likely she has had enough by that point. I think she just doesn’t appreciate Bret Michaels as much as I do.

In the future I can see some type of physical activity for him. A lot of kids play soccer around here, but I’m thinking baseball. We will have to see what’s out there for our area. For now, we will continue to bounce off the walls, jumping around having dance parties.


My name is Richie and I am a 38 year old father of two, a daughter and son. I am married to a beautiful woman named Destiny. She is the foundation of our family, and without her, none of this would be possible. During the day I work as a network security administrator for a local school district. At night I can be found illustrating books, working on websites, or creating music, but more than likely though I am spending time with my kids.

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