Transparent Tuesdays

Charlie Bleecker
A weekly candid reflection of Charlie’s awkward encounters, piss-poor reactions, and ego-driven self-sabotages.
Created 21 Feb 2020
  • Transparent Tuesdays
    26 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 6 0
    You guys, Anticipation is my greatest source of anxiety. For two weeks leading up to George’s procedure on his throat, I weighed the risks and rewards and ultimately felt confident in our decision. Bu...
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    19 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 3 0
    You guys, George prefers his Papa to his Mama. For 20 minutes I listened to Sam attempt to soothe our screaming son as four nurses pinned him down and force fed him barium, a substance that coats his ...
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    12 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 3 0
    You guys, When I face any difficulties as a parent I err on the side of, “What we’re experiencing is normal, our son is fine, and everything will be okay.” So I dismissed Sam’s concerns that George di...
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    05 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 5 0
    You guys, George pooped in my hand. And the most shocking part was what I felt: Relief. George had been struggling to poop for weeks. We tried everything. Warm baths, prune juice, all “P” fruits as re...
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    28 Sep 2021 • 1 min read • 3 0
    You guys, My son had multiple meltdowns over the weekend. Screams and cries that turned silent because he couldn’t catch his breath, as snot and tears poured out of his eyes and nose. It’s not easy to...
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    21 Sep 2021 • 2 min read • 3 0
    You guys, The new nanny isn’t working out. It’s not like Lisa’s a bad person or terrible at her job, but Sam and I haven’t felt great about her from the very beginning. Instead of trusting our guts, w...
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    14 Sep 2021 • 1 min read • 4 0
    You guys, All my ideas sucked this week. I tried to write this newsletter multiple times. I wrote about how my 1-year-old son scratches my face, pinches my skin, and flails his entire body back-and-fo...
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    07 Sep 2021 • 2 min read • 3 0
    You guys, I have a new website! It’s not completely ready but it will be an iterative process and I was too excited to get it live before the next cohort of Write of Passage starts tomorrow!! My first...
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    31 Aug 2021 • 2 min read • 2 0
    You guys, I always stick my foot in my mouth. Don’t tell me a secret because I will absolutely accidentally spill the beans. If there’s a topic of conversation that is off-limits - like a recent break...
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    24 Aug 2021 • 1 min read • 4 0
    You guys, My friend Gina moved out. I wanted to run around the whole house screaming with delight. Just like I did as a kid on the first day of family vacation. Ever since the cat pissed all over Geor...
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