I need to start out by being up front on this one; I am by no means an expert on the following topic. Most of the time, I am a self-proclaimed expert on all things in all places, but when it comes to sibling interactions, I have to claim ignorance. Being the only child, you don’t get much experience with the day to day dealings of brothers and sisters. Cousins are the closest thing you have and if they piss you off, it’s not long before each of you are back in your separate homes and don’t have to see the other for a while. Apparently, that’s not the case with siblings, from what I’ve been told, there is no escape, there is no “un-brother” button ala Facebook. Once you have a sibling, you pretty much have them for life and this can become problematic, based on the stories I’ve heard and things I’ve witnessed.
Posted by Keith | Posted in Advice, Baby Guppy, Family, Fefe | Posted on 01-11-2013
And we’re back for the thrilling conclusion to our ‘No Means No’ post. Will our hero reach enlightenment and understand the true meaning behind the word humility? Will he stand and fight against those who plot to thwart his plans of ultimate rightness? Will the injustices put forth by those who are habitually wrong, but continue to think they are correct be stomped out like a bug? Find out the answers to all of these questions and more by reading part 2 of our 2 part mega saga below.
The difference a day makes….you know, I never really thought much about the significance of that statement; because up until today, there hasn’t been much that has drastically changed in my life over a 24 hour period. I mean sure, there have been ‘here today, gone tomorrow moments’, but nothing as substantial as a complete reversal of my beliefs from day 1 to day 2. Well that’s exactly what happened this time and honestly, I’m still trying to process it all. I feel duped, bamboozled, and a bit foolish; deception tends to have that type of affect on you from time to time. Yesterday, I wrote a blog post that had the following statement: “Usually, the parents are the shining stars after throwing a good party for their kid, but this year Ty stole the show and HE was my hero.” MY HERO, yes, I was proud to proclaim that my own child presented himself in such away that blew my moral compass off the charts and catapulted him well ahead of my previous hero, Wolverine. Well within a day, Ty has gone from hero to zero based on his counter-heroic actions. It actually pains my heart to write ‘zero’ in association with one of my kids, but unfortunately, it’s the way I feel at the moment.
Who doesn’t love honeymooner’s right? I mean, they’re always smiling, constantly laughing, you can just feel the love beaming off of them. People enjoy being around honeymooners because energy is contagious and quite frankly, there’s no better energy to have than newfound love. With that being said, you guys should all be breaking your necks, rushing to be by my side; that’s because I’m currently on my 2rd honeymoon and it’s great. No, no, no, I don’t have secret wives stashed away somewhere that I keep on call for a “rainy” (translation: Fefe’s got a headache) day. And no Fefe and I aren’t fiscally irresponsible enough to have a 2nd honeymoon before we finished paying the bills from the first one. Speaking of which, we haven’t had an adult vacation in over 3 years; maybe tomorrow’s blog post will be a solicitation for babysitters, be sure to tune in for that. Okay, so I’m not a polygamous, also Fefe and I, haven’t faired to well trying to get rid of the kids on the black market so we can take countless vacations, so why am I imploring you all to come soak up my good vibes? To be honest, after I re-read this, I actually seem pretty crabby; this isn’t really a hold hands and sing kumbaya type of intro. But I promise you, I am extremely happy, and it’s all because of Baby Guppy.
Tomorrow is the first day of Summer, WHOOHOO!!!! It’s about gosh darn time! But it’s also National ASK day; ask what you may be asking. Haha, starting this one off with zingers! National ASK (Asking Saves Kids) day simply asks that you ASK one question: “Is There A Gun Where Your Child Plays?” It’s just that simple, one easy question, that takes less than a minute to answer, but could potentially save a life. Is it worth your time to ASK? It’s certainly worth mine. But don’t stop there; once you answer, ask a friend, a neighbor, or a family member. I’m taking the time out to ASK you, in hopes that you’ll pay it forward and ASK others.
Posted by Keith | Posted in Activities, Advice, Baby Guppy, Family, Tre, Ty | Posted on 18-06-2013
We’re baaaaaacccckkkkkk, transmitting live from, wait this is more of a transmission than a broadcast, and it’s more so pre-recorded than live, so um, let’s just say this post is coming all the way from Ireland. And now that we can clearly see that that’s a lie; I actually started writing this post in Ireland, but the jetlag took over and basically what you saw until the sentence previous to this one was about as far as I got. I know it’s been quite a while since I’ve put a post out and I feel horrible about that. Really I do, you should see my face, it’s the face of a horrible feeling person, never mind the fact that I’m hungover from frolicking with the Irish, the horrible feeling is totally dedicated to you guys. Well I guess I wrote that line in Ireland as well, and apparently, it was another lie. Lies, lies, lies, I’m starting to feel a bit Obama-ish. Ouch, I didn’t mean that, Obama, you my boy!!! So now that the lies and excuses are out of the way, let’s jump straight into this post shall we?
Today, Gup turns 1 month old. WhooHoo, Yay, Par-Tay!!! Now that all of that is out of the way, let me inform you guys that the honeymoon phase is OVER! This past week or so has been a living nightmare and it can all be attributed to Ruler Gup. Yup, I say “ruler” because she rules this household with an iron fist. She says FEED ME, we say how much? She says ROCK ME, we say how fast? She says BUY ME THE NEW PS4 IN NOV, we say sure thing. Oh wait, sorry, got my “rulers” confused. That last request came from the previous monarch , who was ousted from power one month ago to this day. Even through all of her tyranny, she’s still my little princess and her beautiful eyes brighten my day; however, on nights like last night, I do find myself searching through her diaper bag, playpen, and crib, looking for a gift receipt that reads Kayla Leigh-Ann Robertson. Sure, go ahead, furrow your brow, smack your teeth, call me every name in the book; but until you’ve lived through the bewitching hour, you have no right to judge my gift receipt search!
Well lookie here, lookie here, you good ole blogger friend, Keith stayed true to his word. I promised you guys a part 2 on Monday and by golly, here it is! Let’s just ignore the fact that Monday only has a few hours left in it, and focus on the fact that this post is up for your reading enjoyment, lol. Thanks to my incredibly horrible internet connection, the previous statement is no longer valid, smh. I swear I hate Century Link and their crappy service, so much so, that I just said screw it and paid the cancelation fee at this very moment! Really? 5 hours to upload 3 one min videos to YouTube? What is this, AOL dialup? Sorry, my rant is complete now, let’s move on.
So last time, I made our time at Disney World seem pretty dreary; but I promise you that it was literally one of the most magical experiences that any parent could hope for. The look on Tre’s face when he saw Mickey for the first time nearly brought a tear to my eye, and trust me that’s tough to do, I’m a super tough macho manly guy! Okay, Fefe’s sitting over my shoulder and demanded that I refrain from lying in my posts; I’m not that tough and maybe, that statement about “nearly bringing a tear to my eye” should have been “cried a river”. Seriously folks, I have never seen that child as happy and excited as he was during our time at Disney World, and for those of you that know Tre, that is a hell of a statement to make: the kid is constantly happy.
Posted by Keith | Posted in Advice, giveaways, Opportunities | Posted on 15-10-2012
Something miraculous happened to me (and by extension, you) recently; Best Buy contacted me and asked me to come out to the grand reopening of one of their stores in Minnesota. They wanted me to check it out and find out about all of the new and exciting changes that they’ve made and then come back and tell all of you guys about it. Okay maybe miraculous is too strong of a word, but it’s still pretty freaking awesome! There are a couple reasons that make it “pretty freaking awesome”:
- As you guys know, Best Buy is my favorite store; even Tre knows this, anytime something from Best Buy comes in the mail, he ensures that it’s kept safe and separate for me until I come home (maybe he enjoys the sparkle in my eye when I open it)
- Best Buy truly has made some really amazing changes, and if it wasn’t for this opportunity, I wouldn’t have known about a few of them. Since I’m gonna tell you guys all about them, it means you may not have known about them either
- The good folks over at Best Buy were thoughtful enough to provide me with a gift card for coming in and doing the review. And because they are so awesome, they also provided 5 (FIVE) gift cards to be given away to Daddy’s Fish Bowl readers.
- I think many of you were sold with reason number 3, so I’ll just stop here.
Continue reading to find out all about the cool new changes that Best Buy has implemented and to find out how you can win the $25 Best Buy Gift Card.