My 4-year-old son reviews a Duncan Butterfly yo-yo

Not long after my 4-year-old son began doing book reviews on my blog (the best part of this blog, according to some), he had an idea. “I know, Dad. We could review a toy! We could review a yo-yo!” I emailed the folks at Duncan, not sure if there even is such a thing as … Continue reading My 4-year-old son reviews a Duncan Butterfly yo-yo

My 4-year-old son reviews Zoom, Rocket, Zoom!

5, 4, 3… liftoff! It says, “Whoo-oom!” The astronauts are flying in the rocket ship. They’re in orange shirts. And they have space helmets on, and one is dark-skinned, and one is light-skinned. And there’s two seats, even cords, even channels to see how fast they go. Lunar landers–they shoot flying out on the side … Continue reading My 4-year-old son reviews Zoom, Rocket, Zoom!

My 4-year-old son reviews Duck Soup

My 4-year-old’s prelude to the review, as we were getting ready to type it up: Remember what Catherine’s mom said? Only read it one time. We’ll look at it, and I’ll tell you, and we’ll review it. And now… his review of Duck Soup by Jackie Urbanovic. The story is about Max. Max is the … Continue reading My 4-year-old son reviews Duck Soup

My 4-year-old son reviews The Jesus Storybook Bible

A long-time family favorite has been The Jesus Storybook Bible (subtitle: Every Story Whispers His Name). Friend and fellow blogger Robbie and his wife gave us this sweet gift when our now four-year-old was born. Following on the heels of his first book review, my four-year-old here reviews The Jesus Storybook Bible. (Cool thing: the author … Continue reading My 4-year-old son reviews The Jesus Storybook Bible

My 4-year-old son reviews his first book, Alpha Oops! The Day Z Went First

Following on the heels of a great guest post from Timothy Dean Roth Wednesday, I’ve invited another guest to post at Words on the Word, this time for Family Friday: my four-year-old son. Here is his review of a book he particularly enjoys, Alpha Oops! The Day Z Went First. I’ve typed it up, but … Continue reading My 4-year-old son reviews his first book, Alpha Oops! The Day Z Went First

The Joys of a 7-Year-Old with a LEGO Store Gift Card

Grandma and Grandpa, this post is mostly for you. (Others: feel free to keep reading if you want.) My seven-year-old son received a LEGO Store gift card from his grandparents. So we went on a Saturday morning to the LEGO Store to pick out a couple of sets. I’ve always been an indecisive shopper, and … Continue reading The Joys of a 7-Year-Old with a LEGO Store Gift Card

How My 2-Year-Old Helped Me Practice What I Preach (or, Saying Psalm 23 Through Gritted Teeth)

My two-year-old gave me an unexpected opportunity yesterday to practice what I just preached Sunday. I noted in my sermon that I had been understanding Psalm 23 as a “counter-circumstantial prayer of defiance,” a “subversive prayer when you compare it to what you see around you.” I mentioned some potential circumstances which make us feel … Continue reading How My 2-Year-Old Helped Me Practice What I Preach (or, Saying Psalm 23 Through Gritted Teeth)

RIP, Sony Bluetooth Wireless Speaker: Splash-Proof, but Not Highway-Proof….

  Remember the Sony Bluetooth Speaker I reviewed? Want to hear a funny story about it? After using the speakers for a Sunday morning class, I put them on top of our family van as I was strapping in one of the kids. I got my almost-two-year-old daughter strapped in, we were all happy, the kids had … Continue reading RIP, Sony Bluetooth Wireless Speaker: Splash-Proof, but Not Highway-Proof….