… and he laid there, as quiet as a mouse still clutching the note as if it was the most important piece of paper a pencil had ever touched.

Earlier, he looked through book after book, he emptied two different shelves, but nothing could quite quench his thirst for poetry as the note that was slid under his door a few minutes prior. He tore through his favorites, cover after cover… title after title… Pete the Cat after Pete the Cat. The right text just wasn’t there.

Like JK Rowling with Harry Potter, or the Wyld Stallyns with the song that saved eternity, some people just have the gift. Tonight, after locking his brother out of his room, Oliver learned Jax is up there with the greatest authors of all time.

The note was slipped under his door in haste in hopes that it would convince Oliver to open up. But that note, three simple words turned into more than just a message. Like Michael Jordan before him… Jax crafted a note with so few words, yet it said so much.

As Oliver drifted off into a deep sleep he still clutched the note. Three words that his brother wrote him, the three words that he will treasure forever… or at the very least haunt his dreams:



Those three words may have formed the most impactful short sentence since Michael Jordan’s “I’m Back.”

Real Conversations


Tongue out while he works. #BeLikeMike #IfICouldBeLikeMike #Jordan #Tongue #JaxDoinJax #LikeGrandpa

Real conversation that ensued after this picture is texted out to the family:

Trich: “Where are his clothes!??”

Vin: “It’s after 5pm. He doesn’t need any.”

…Later on that night…

It’s 1:15am. And I’m up to feed and change Jax.  This kid eats and poops more than anyone I’ve ever met.

(except his father)

Turn around for one second to grab the wipes and you have your pee diaper in your mouth!

Time to hide the Lego pieces, dog toys and spare change… Everything is about to go down this kid’s gullet.

PS: I’ve always wanted to use the word gullet in a sentence. Is it actually a body part or is it like one of those cool sounding words that everyone uses and you just assume it’s real?