I am a Parent No. 1

I am a Parent is a personal collection of anecdotes, observations, and hard truths.

Peeing on a stick is hard.

No one ever tells you this. I guess it’s supposed to be common knowledge. Just like how if you touch a hot stove you can burn your finger or that Lin-Manuel Miranda is a genius. Common knowledge.

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Life Lately

Hello hello!

What have you all been up to? Fighting the good fight? Making strides in putting yourself first? Just trying to make it through the day without stepping on a toy? Yeah. Me too.

Here’s what I’ve been up to:

Legion on FX – Holy crap. This show is amazing. I haven’t been this into a show in a really long time. It’s wonderfully cast, beautifully shot, and Aubrey Plaza scares the hell out of me.

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Weekends

Weekends are for

Scooter rides and walking the dog at the park

Braving Costco crowds

Tackling laundry

Catching up on cartoons

Strolling along lagoons

Getting Dole Whip and not sharing any with your kids

Seeing family at the beach

Letting the ocean wash over your feet

Stuffing your face with manapua, fried noodles, and banana lumpia

Smiling because your heart is so full

Photo by Arbine Villanueva-Hoapili

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