Sunday, April 28, 2013

Hello this is the hasty home...

Recently Molly (our eldest daughter) started answering the phone and even using the phone to call people. I am excited but this should come with some type of training that is necessary. 

As I recently called home and Molly answered, it was a flat and almost non-responsive "hello" with subsequent 1 word responses instead of an object-oriented conversation.

The main thing I want her to do is perform a proper greeting, find out who is calling, and connect that person with the person they are looking for otherwise take a message.

I guess it doesn't help that Sallie Mae is the most frequented caller...

Sunday, April 14, 2013


Well we picked up our girls the other day from my brother-in-law's house. They were exhausted (as usual) and my poor little Gabriella survived despite her asthma issues. As a side note, Gabriella has asthma mainly, from me, but when the seasons change it makes her cough a whole lot and it breaks my heart. Out of her most recent asthma episode we learned that honey settles her coughing down.

I am proud of how the Hasty Kids act when they are in public and away from us especially during sleepovers but why are they so tired? I am sure it has to do with their personalities being maxed out with nonstop fun, this time with their cousins.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

What my name is...

No this is not Slim Shady. Nor is it Eminem. But according to how the story goes I am not Dad or Desmond Hasty either.

My son Quentin has been calling me "Das" for the past 2 weeks (approximately). My wife picked up on it and I am still clueless. How could he do this to me? How could he deliberately call me"Das"?

I'm sure I have been strict in how I discipline the Hasty Kids but for him to call me "Das" out of my name is uncalled for. Initially I still feel a little bit upset because it seems as if he's disrespecting me. But at 3 years old this is not a way he shows his disrespect. He is usually out-right defiant.

For example, I will ask him to do something and he will tell me no. He covertly asks me to repeat myself about 2-3 times or just doesn't respond to me but I'll elaborate on that in another post. Ultimately I am proud of Quentin either way and have accepted my new nickname as "Das" (which through my research he interchanges with Dad at random).