Author Archives: Wm. Amurgis

About Wm. Amurgis

Father of 5, husband of 1

Toes

My three-year-old twin boy is learning to dress himself. Last night, he tried to put on his own socks. After several minutes of frustration, he gave up, exclaiming: “I can’t do it! My toes keep getting in the way!”

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Clean dirt

My 3-year-old son loves to dig in the dirt in our yard, fill his toy dump trunk, and then dump the load on our driveway. Yesterday, I swept the driveway while he was napping. When he awoke and joined me … Continue reading

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Paint it black

My 8-year-old daughter dyed her hair black last week in preparation for Halloween. Given that my hair was once black (before it turned grey), she asked me if I would dye my hair, too. Previously, my children had decided that … Continue reading

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Rash comment

While on vacation, my 5-year-old son befriended a young boy named Devin. As Devin arrived at the pool one morning, my son shouted a most unusual greeting: “Hey, Devin! I see that your rash is all gone!” (Young Devin had … Continue reading

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Brain drain

Last night, while reading to my two daughters about personal hygiene and the importance of a good night’s sleep, I asked if they could tell me why sleep is important to the human body — that is, what happens to … Continue reading

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I think

A second round of pink eye has run through the family; 4 of the 5 kids have had it this week. (I’m not sure how the fifth kid has avoided contamination…) We treat pink eye with special eyedrops, and their … Continue reading

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If I were a snowflake

My 6-year-old daughter brought home the following short essay, an assignment she completed in her first grade glass. Look past the spelling errors and you may notice, as I did, that it has an interesting lyrical quality to it… “If … Continue reading

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What would the people say?

I found an old globe in my basement, and decided to bring it to work to place in my office. To transport it, I placed it on the passenger seat of my car. Then I thought: what if someone saw … Continue reading

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Ugly Dad

As I was dressing my three-year old son for a family Christmas party, I told him: “Man, you’re looking handsome.” He replied: “Yeah, but you’re not.”

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Fire car

While my wife and I were painting the basement this weekend, the kids played upstairs. Occasionally, we could hear what they were doing. At one point, our 3-year-old son was playing with one of his toy cars. This particular car … Continue reading

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