Author Archives: Wm. Amurgis

About Wm. Amurgis

Father of 5, husband of 1

Self-portrait

After dinner tonight, I overheard the following conversation between my two sons: 8-year-old: What are you doing in art class? 11-year-old: I’m drawing a self-portrait. 8-year-old: A self-portrait of who?

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Pants

I have five children, and they mostly look alike — except for my 8-year-old son, who has slightly different features and a more husky body composition.  He has a twin sister, so we consider him the bonus baby. One day, … Continue reading

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A metal medal

My 8-year-old son completed his first soccer season, and received — along with all the rest of his teammates — a generic medal attached to a ribbon, to wear around his neck. He showed it to his parents with pride, … Continue reading

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Interruption

We prefer to eat dinner as a family, all seven of us sitting around the dining room table and talking about our day. Unfortunately, with so many mouths, it’s often difficult to find an opportunity to speak. Once, when my … Continue reading

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Opposites

I was drilling my 5-year-old son last night, teaching him opposites in preparation for kindergarten later this year. Me: On. Him: OFF! Me: Quiet. Him: LOUD! Me (just to confuse): Sam. Sam is his brother’s name. He thought for a … Continue reading

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Whoa

My five-year-old son asked his mother: “How do you spell ‘whoa?’” (Or did he mean “woe?”) His mother explains: “Well, there are two ways to spell it, depending on its use. Can you use it in a sentence?” My son … Continue reading

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Letter to Santa

My ten-year-old daughter wrote the following note to Santa last night, and left it next to a glass of milk and a plate of cookies. Dear Santa, I was wondering if you knew where my little packet of gold dust … Continue reading

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Still a twin

My 4-year-old twin son was watching golf with his grandfather when he ran to tell me something. “Dad, can you buy us a little golf set? Can you get one for me, and then a littler one for Charlotte [his … Continue reading

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Sharing the love

Our 4-year-old twin son awoke the morning and walked into our room, declaring that he had a long sleep. “I went to bed, woke up, and it was day,” he told us. So, my wife and I proceeded to grab … Continue reading

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Diet

While on vacation at the beach, we were all in our skin-exposing bathing suits after a big lunch and noticed that our bellies were larger than normal. Our 3-year-old son had a particularly large belly, and we all laughed at … Continue reading

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