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That Pinterest-Trendy Picture Of Your Kid… What’s It Called?

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

2 years, 11 months.

Dear Jack,

This week on Facebook I was introduced to a cool type of picture that parents can create of their kids.

I don’t know that it’s called, though.

So until I do, I’ll just call it a “collage profile.”

Featured here is the picture that introduced me to it. Granted, this is a professional picture, by my friend Joe Hendricks, who took Mommy and Daddy’s wedding pictures as well as our pregnancy pictures.

To me, this is the perfect example of how it should be done. A+!

The concept is simple: a picture of a kid, superimposed with various, random texts showing their name, age, and interests.

What a cool idea! I have no idea who thought of it first but I hear that it’s trending on Pinterest.

Just for the fun of it, I threw one together for you. Eleven days away from your 3rd birthday, I now have a better visual of the stuff you’re into during this exact stage of your life.

A few months from now, I assume some of these listed interested will be replaced with others.

But as for right now, I can preserve this sort of visual bookmark on your life.

While I’m sure this kind of picture can be created on several different websites out there, the one I used is Picfont, where I do all the captions for your pictures. I like it because it’s free and doesn’t require a login and password.

So whatever this trendy kind of picture is called, it’s something I should probably do every so often.

The fact that you currently like the color pink… I have a feeling that’s going to change in the next couple of years and then we’ll really have something to laugh about.

Well, assuming you’re reading this years from now… Yes, son… you used to love the color pink.

But mainly as it relates to monster trucks!





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My Son’s Delicious “Beans And Rice Juice” Recipe

Friday, September 21st, 2012

22 months.

Jack’s “Beans and Rice Juice”

Ingredients: water, black beans, rice

Directions: Add one toddler-sized handful of black beans to a sippy cup full of water. Stir by hand. Next, add  one toddler-sized handful of rice. Again, stir by hand. Bottoms up!

I suppose the word “delicious” is a bit relative, especially when talking about my 22 month-old son’s sense of good taste.

Go ahead, don’t be shy. It’s okay to save these pictures on Pinterest to share in your “Recipes I Need To Try” folder.

The obvious irony in my son drinking this homebrew is that, like most toddlers, he won’t just eat anything.

In fact, he will only eat certain things.

Let’s see, there’s Annie’s Homegrown Classic Macaroni & Cheese, bananas, prunes, Cheerios, and of course, beans and rice.

As the home video below demonstrates, Jack very willingly drank his “Beans and Rice Juice.”

I loved how he felt the need to commit to drinking his new invention.

It reminds me of when my sister and I were kids in the late Eighties. Nearly every weekend, our Italian grandfather would take us and our parents out to a Southern steakhouse called Quincy’s, “home of the big fat yeast roll.”

When we were finished eating, we would get bored as we were waiting on the adults to finish.

So I would whip up a fancy concoction in my water glass, consisting of salt, pepper, ketchup, lemons, Worcestershire sauce, Heinz 57, A1, and any another free condiment I had easy access to.

“I’ll give you 5 Airheads if you drink a swallow of this,” I would tell my sister.

And she would.  Airheads candy was evidently a rare commodity for a 6 year-old girl.

But as far as my son drinking “Beans and Rice Juice,” there is no bribing being done here.

He’s just being a cool, weird, adventurous little boy.



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