The house is coming along nicely. Also, son, you lost your second tooth today! Well, truthfully, you lost that tooth a few days ago and Mommy and I put it aside so you could put it under your pillow but we forgot. We’re great parents. Anyway, as the young man of the house was headed to bed, Daddy remembered the tooth and used it as leverage. “If you don’t go to sleep quickly, the tooth fairy can’t come and leave you money!” This turned quickly into a conversation about how much the tooth fairy might leave him. Also, his sister started to cry because the tooth fairy wouldn’t be visiting her tonight. “Sweetheart, the tooth fairy can only come if you’ve got a tooth under your pillow.” Quickly realizing the thought process of the average three year-old I began to imagine her purposely knocking out a tooth. Since my daughter is not average, I began to imagine her knocking out one of her brother’s teeth. Also, I’m a complete sucker. This has either made me an awesome dad or a crappy one. I’m edging toward the latter. “But maybe, sweetheart, the tooth fairy might leave you something smaller to encourage you to keep brushing your teeth so they don’t fall out.” Work with me here. I know nothing’s going to stop her baby teeth from falling out but it’s all I could think of. Needless to say that at some point during the long night, the tooth fairy did arrive and left a dollar for the tooth and a quarter for the brushing. God, I suck at parenting.
Welcome to Harvey Millican!
On this page you will encounter the writing of a man who loves writing, loves his wife and kids, loves pop culture, and loves his faith.
Here you will find:
-faith & spirituality
and a whole lot more!
By the way, don't take me too seriously.
Harvey’s Cast of Characters
New to my blog? Wondering who all these people are whom I so lovingly mention from time to time? Here's a handy guide to the characters in Harvey's universe!
Harvey: That's your's truly. Not my real name. I'm a faithful Catholic, husband, father, teacher, former TV producer, and writer who's just trying to make a difference in this little piece of earth I call home. I have a penchant for coffee, disco, gin, and anything fun.
Mrs. Harvey: My lovely wife since 2007. Why she married me, I'll never know; but I'm sure glad she did. Love of my life, mother of my children... She puts up with me, expecting nothing in return. So far, she's gotten a pretty good return on her investment.
Son/Sonny Boy/Young Man: Our seven eight-old son. Loves (currently) machines, Legos, Star Wars, the History Channel, weather phenomena, his sister, and chicken nuggets. Apple of my eye, he reminds me of why I am so proud of my former reproductive abilities.
Baby Girl: Our seven year-old daughter. She has my eyes, my heart, and my birthday (even to the exact minute!). Loves girly things, her brother, and expressing herself artistically. Takes after her dad in appearance but that doesn't seem to have affected her beauty. Reason #2 I'm in awe of my siring capabilities.
(My) Mom: Amazing woman who brought me into the world. Doesn't get to visit us much in person due to trans-continental distance but she and I speak via FaceTame almost every day. A native New Yorker, she and I laugh at the same twisted things. If you like this blog, thank her. She knows her kids and encouraged me to write years ago.
Wilma: OK, so that's her real name. Texas born and bred, Wilma is my mother-in-law, cancer-warrior, prayer partner, drinking buddy, and one of the most genuinely awesome human beings on the planet.
le.Rheims: My baby sister and fellow blogger. She writes far better than I do and never lets me forget it. She prefers to be known as a well-known socialite and composer of light verse but I think sister, wife, and mother of 8 suits her better.
More to come...