I Gotta Say, It Was a Good Day

In what can only be called a crazy turn of events long time educator and still relatively new school administrator Peter Fragola was charged with daddy daycare duty on the morning of Tuesday, September 19, 2017. With current and raining babysitting MVP Bammy on the disabled list and back up second string babysitter Pop-Pop also being unable to take part in Tuesday’s action due to injuries sustained being a grandfather Peter was called up from the minors

In what could be One of the most controversial, yet exciting September call ups in recent history. With the team trailing late last night and all options being considered, including possible retired Manny, up-and-coming babysitters, and even distant family members who’s travel expenses would far outweigh their salary. With nowhere to turn and limited options to choose from (limited meaning none) there was no other choice but to call on this energetic, yet inexperienced talent to care for Baby Ollie for the day.  

A call up of this magnitude is usually not made at such an important time. With an eight-month-old who refuses to drink from a bottle and has yet to nap more than 10 minutes at a time i’m sure having someone with the ability to feed the baby and get him to sleep would have been more preferable. But again with nowhere to turn the team as a trusted Peter with a daunting task.   

A Quick look up Peter’s stats show a relatively successful and injury free infant period for younger brother Jackson. However Jackson a relatively easy child could take down a bottle no matter who was holding it and to this day can fall sleep anywhere his head hits. And that was years ago… Coming in for a job like this is not like riding a bike that you can just pick up a where you left off. The subtle nuances of the midday shush, hold, cradle and rock, the extremely specific angle at which the bottle is held all need to be figured out and figured out quickly. Yes, he’s done nighttime and morning time duties, but a last minute daytime event like this calls for concentration and confidence.  

The time to study and ask questions had passed… but panic… nope… this guy stepped up to the plate with the confidence of a three time MVP. And you know what just like any future hall of famer the results spoke for themselves. There was nothing that could stop the performance of a life time. 

  1. Bottle for the kid who doesn’t drink from a bottle? ✅
  2. Nap for the kid who doesn’t nap? ✅
  3. Cook, clean and still have enough time to watch Harry Potter together? ✅


In the words of the ever quotable, especially when it comes to parenting, Ice Cube, “I gotta say, it was a good day.”

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Highlights:

There’s no better feeling then seeing your son all smiles after creating your own homemade playpen:

A Harry Potter marathon and some lunch makes for a nice little afternoon: 

All dressed up and no where to go: 

… I guess you can say #SuperDad saved the day again… ​​

Quinoa? More Like QuiNO

So the weirdest thing happened to us today… Jackson decided he was not going to just eat what ever was given to him. From oatmeal (stage 1 and 2) to every kind of fruit and vegetable mixture you could ever imagine… Apple, grape and kale- ate it… pear, orange, squash- devoured it… pumpkin, sweet potato, blueberry- manga!

Until tonight…

2015/01/img_1470.jpgJust decided he was done with his quinoa oatmeal… Not having it, doesn’t like it, just does not tickle his palette. The first few times he spit it out we thought it was funny, after a while it wasn’t so amusing.

I mean it’s an easy fix for the the time being, but how do you deal moving forward. Do we just write down that he won’t eat this food and that food? Do we reintroduce it at some point? I’m pretty sure our pediatrician said we’re supposed to track all the food he eats each day. But I think we might be a few months behind on that.

I guess he starting to figure out his likes and dislikes. Pretty soon he’ll be cooking his own meals. Damn… These kids grow up so fast!

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A Game Changer

What happens when you get two of the funniest people in the world in the same room at the same time? Hilariousness happens that’s what.

Quotes of the century were being thrown around like they were going out of style:

-“Pete you’re like Snow White with kids instead of animals.”

-“I’m sort of like catnip for kids.”

-“Get off him, that’s not right.”

“Having two kids is a game changer guys… a game changer.”

-“You guys are gonna be real sad when I publish my cook book.”

-“Next time Laura and I will talk recipes and you two can go play in the pool.”

-“One is tough, but two… there are times I don’t even know what day it is.”

-“I really should wake him up from his nap right now, but I’m not sure I want what comes with two of them running around.”

Great night, great food, great friends, even better laughs!

Dinner Date

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Only big boys sit at the dinner table…

Sometimes a dad’s gotta do what a dad’s gotta do. #IfYouCantBeatEmJoinEm #CribWeightLimit? #Roommates #GoToSleep #WhatEverWorks

 

PS: Truer words have never been spoken.

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#HandsomeLikeDaddy #LikeFatherLikeSon.

Lots Going on Lately

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The process of attempting to put together the first solid meal is literally like trying to solve a puzzle with missing pieces.

“Where the hell did we put the spoons?”
“Where is the tub from that we put all the baby bowls in?”
“Crap… Did I forget to put the high chair?”
“Wait you have to like mix it with something?”
“What do you mix it with?”
“I think you put it in the microwave?”
“How long?”
“Try it…”
“No you try it…”
“Buster, Max come here, we have a great for you.”

 

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Absolutely destroying the Instagram world right now. #InstaCuteness #InstaAdorable #FinallyFoundHisThumb #MrMcgibblets