Have you ever wondered what the small hole in a toilet is? It’s a siphon jet. Toilets work by gravity. The extra hole acts as a siphon to increase the flow of water into the toilet. This action aids in emptying the toilet faster. Personally I didn’t understand it’s function until recently. Our toilet kept emptying slowly. It wasn’t until after we did a deep clean of the toilet until it started to empty normally.
Johanna begins her first year of school next week. She grew up fast, too fast. Did I just say too fast? It seemed like yesterday I was counting seconds. She begins kindergarten at Sundance Elementary in Beaumont California. Jolene was combing through the rules and regulations of students. Specifically she was looking at the Student Behavioral Expectations pamphlet. One of the rules state that “tag/chase is never permitted.” Running is also not allowed. Additionally you can never touch another student. Not just in the no-no area, but at all. Johanna loves to hug. I’m prepared for the phone calls already. What really bugs me though is that tag is not permitted in schools.
Jolene just passed 32 weeks pregnant. We finally made time to get another photo of her. I think my wife is beautiful.
So often we tell girls they are our princesses. Often we forget to tell our boys that they are our prince. So we thought it would be nice to create a photo with our prince’s crown. We hope you like it.
Yesterday I got the bright idea of creating a movie fort for Johanna and myself. Jolene was at work, so to pass the time I thought we would watch the movie Moana. We have a bunch of cardboard laying around from various projects. I pulled the couch cushions from the other room and a couple blankets. Voila, a movie fort.
Beginning today Jolene is officially on disability. Her doctor approved her to be out on maternity leave early. She is just short of 30 weeks along. Over the past few weeks she has been having sciatica, massive amounts of pain, dizziness, fainting spells, and falling. Now she finally gets to take a break before our boy is born. She has been pushing herself further into her pregnancy with the hopes of staying out longer after our baby’s birth.
When I was a child I loved asking my dad if I could help him. I enjoyed participating on construction sites using a hammer or laying tile. As a child and even into adult hood I helped my dad with many tile jobs. Through the years I thought I actually was helping. Over time I did eventually excel at the job. Now that I’m a dad, I realize I probably was more of a burden in my younger years. Which is why this is my most dreaded question, “can I help you?”
Originally when I planned this post I wanted to take a photo of my wife while she was sweating. That way I’d have a photo where my wife is hot, literally. I didn’t get that photo yet. So the next best thing was to take some photos of her pregnant.
We would like to wish everyone a happy 4th of July. Stay safe on this summer holiday and enjoy your firework displays. A friendly reminder to keep your dogs inside while fireworks are going off.
“I don’t need a man.” I can’t even remember how many times I’ve heard this quote in person. How many times have I heard, “I don’t need a women”? A couple times in country music songs. Yeah, I occasionally listen to country music. Where did things go so wrong that the semantics of the word need, is viewed by men and women so differently? Lets take a look at the definition of the word need by Merriam Webster. You know that book we used to pull out in grade school. Need: something that is desirable, useful, a physiological or psychological requirement, a condition of requirement and so forth. Now that we know what it means, lets go out into the cosmos and break apart this sensationalized pressure to be alone. In the process lets discover for women why it’s ok to need a man, and men why it’s okay to need a woman.
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