The Horror Dad Journal will be returning in 2010, ending the extended break it has been on. I'll have to change the subtitle to "Stay-at-Home Dad with a Part-time Job."
My family and I continue to live with my mother. I've been working a low-paying full-time overnight security job for months. The schedule (1 am to 9 am) has made it difficult to spend time with my kids. Luckily, Kristy landed a job with a good hospital out here (with only a week to spare on her unemployment!). So, I am switching back to being a stay-at-home father during the day and will be looking for part-time supplemental income during the evenings. I will also be returning to writing (and thanks to being back in Rochester, possibly even filmmaking again). Unfortunately, we're still saddled with the old house back where we used to live. Hopefully it sells soon so we can finally stop making payments on a place we no longer live in and can move on with our lives.
In the time since I last wrote an entry, Eli has grown immensly in size. He is 98th percentil in weight and 100th percentile in height. He outgrows clothes faster than we can buy them. At 9 months of age, he's weighing 25 pounds and wearing clothing meant for 18-24 months of age. Kyra also began preschool in the fall and is absolutely loving it. She also insisted that we do a zombie walk this year, and even though I wasn't really feeling in the Halloween spirit this year, she got her old man out there and shambling with her and the other undead the night before Halloween. She was a vampire for Halloween itself.
I hope everyone has a Happy New Year. See you again in 2010!
I'm a writer (visit Dark Destinations @ TheCabinet.com), occasional filmmaker (see Spinning Grave.com) and big-time fan of all things horror and Halloween. I've been a stay-at-home dad since I quit my dreary office job in April of 2008. I have a precocious daughter (Kyra) who shows every sign of being a more hardcore horror fan than I. She's named after the actress who played the little girl in the original Night of the Living Dead. My wife and I are expecting another child in March of 2009. It was more practical and cost-effective for me to remain home and provide care for our children. Thus begins my truly terrifying adventures in the land of playgroups, gymnastics lessons, kids parties, etc. In space, nobody can hear you scream...at the playground they hear you and look at you kinda funny...