Trying to Unblock Writer’s Block

I’ve been struggling to write. I’m sure it is because I have had a lot of things on my mind over the past couple weeks. The things on my mind are not necessarily things I want to write about. It’s hard to be in this place. I’m still struggling to get through it, and pray that everything will be ok. That being said, I decided to sit and write about some happy things from the past few days.

“Raising Gamers?”

I usually only play on the X-box when the kids are asleep. Recently, I was in the middle of a game and Andrew woke up from his nap. I paused the game, went and got him, and spent two minutes finishing the silly car race. He loves the controllers of the game. Another time, Ella was done with her nap and came in to the bedroom where she saw me playing “the car game.”

Now, Andrew will grab a controller and point to the bedroom. He wants to play the game. Ella does, too. So I pulled the batteries out of two controllers and they hold them while I drive around. They, of course, think they are playing! It’s fun to watch them.

Too Many Tonies?

Remember a while back I mentioned the Tonie that the kid’s Aunt Margaret sent? We have ordered a few more to play on it. I guess we didn’t realize how many we had until we lined them up on the mantle.

Many of them have songs, some have stories, and some have both. It has been so nice and has helped keep the TV time down to a minimum. If you have little ones, it is worth every penny!

Too Many Ninis and the Genius of Andrew

From my wife’s Facebook:

Andrew is only suppose to have his pacifiers at bedtime. All of a sudden we were missing a TON of his pacifiers. There was none left in the diaper bag or his crib… yet all day long he would show up with one and we are constantly taking them from him.

Tonight while cleaning I found out that my brilliant child at 1 years old has hidden his pacifiers throughout the house. I have found 6 of his hiding places. I’m not even mad, I am truly impressed!

I swear, he is a genius. He plants them everywhere and knows exactly where to get one when we take one away!


Our photographer friend, Beth (From Enjoy the View Photography), had Spring “Mini” sessions this week. We booked a session for just the kids. Originally, we were going to have them dress up like in Easter attire. Sam decided that she was going to have Ella in the outfit she was in for her birthday, and match Andrew up with her in some overalls. They looked so cute together!

As a bonus, Beth had real live bunnies for the session. Ella was so excited when she heard about them. We didn’t really know what to expect, but I think we were able to get some good pictures. We’ll know soon. I snapped just one that has a funny story to go with it.

Beth had a bag of carrots to feed the bunnies. The carrot that is in Andrew’s mouth, was just in the bunny’s mouth about two seconds before I snapped this. Well, at least it is a healthy snack!

Fab Four Week

I took part in a feature hosted by Max at the PowerPop Blog about the Beatles. The feature continues for the next few days. His idea was to write about your favorite Beatles song – or anything Beatles related. My write up gives a nod to one of the boys. Which one? Watch for the post in the next day or two.

My Guest Ideas

Last week I mentioned that I was thinking about hosting something similar to what Max is doing and what Dave does with Turntable Talk. I am still trying to think about whether I want to do something music, movie or TV related. Stay tuned…..

7 thoughts on “Trying to Unblock Writer’s Block

  1. Monday it will be posted Keith…that is awesome on the pacifiers…you have to admire the little man for that lol.
    I go through that writers block all of the time…I can’t think of what song to do.

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  2. Hope you’re in a better mindset real soon! I think you have a good knack for something here I sometimes lack in my everyday (or ‘everydave’ as I call it) writing…find little, interesting bits of life. You capture those little, not life-changing but relatable and nice events of daily life well in a couple of paragraphs. When I run out of ideas, it’s usually because I’m looking for the Big event or story.

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    1. You are too kind, Dave. I’m glad you enjoy reading. I’m happy that anyone finds the events in my life worth reading about.

      There are those who say you should write every day, but I try not to force myself to do that. I wrote when I have something to write about.


  3. That feature sounds like a lot of fun. I’ll be looking forward to The Beatles post.

    That part about your son hiding the pacifiers was so funny! Kids really are brighter than we often give them credit for!

    I hope the other things in your life let up a bit. I know we were going through some really tough stuff for about two months. Things have settled down a little bit but we still have a couple lingering hardships to deal with – including the loss of my aunt.

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    1. He’s really something! As fast as we take them away, he’s got another one! Brilliant little man!

      I’m sorry to hear of your aunt’s passing. It is so hard to adjust after you lose someone dear to you. We’re still processing the death of my sister-in-law. Grief is such a delicate process. My thoughts are with you. Thank you for your kind words, I’m hoping things will get better.

      I love taking part in these features from other bloggers. I hope my write up is as good as some of the others that have posted.

      Have a wonderful weekend

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