How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad

Reality Sometimes Bites

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We all grow up wondering what our futures will be, but the cast of 1994’s Reality Bites had the market cornered on wandering thoughts about the subject. Some of the characters were more committed to the idea that they should be something while others languished in the feeling that it was all a bullshit system […]

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Kids Sucking at Blowing Out Birthday Candles (14 GIFs)

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I’m not raining on the kids’ birthday cake candle parade at all (I love it), but let’s take a closer look at this tradition. It’s kind of strange, if you think about it. Toddlers/kids + sugar + fire? Haha! On their earliest birthdays, before we present our little ones with the gloriously sweet, tantalizing treasure […]

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My Wife Just Said… #266

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If I were a man who cared more about scores and numbers, this would make me crazy. It’s not that Avara’s doing to get revenge (well, maybe just a little bit), but it’s because this is an activity we enjoy doing together. Sometimes, Finn and I play video games together. He tanks my percentages, my […]

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If Kids Made Motivational Posters

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We could all probably benefit from some uplifting or wise inspiration, some bite-sized motivation to help us be a bit better than our regular ol’ tired, cranky selves. Even kids! What would a kid say if they wanted to inspire and motivate others, though? To really fire them up about leading the fullest childhood and […]

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What Would It Be Like

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Sitting in the darkness of a campsite, stars above and the light of a campfire licking my face, I was struck with a thought that made me feel like I was living an alternate future. I stared harder into the flowering flames. What if social media hadn’t been invented? Boys, this is my happy place. […]

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Taking Kids Out to Eat (4 Maddening Comics)

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Dining out with the kids is a weighed decision. Or a lapse in sanity. On one hand there’s mixing up what’s for dinner and a much appreciated break from cooking and dishwashing. On the other stress-palsied hand… there’s the total disaster of the circus clown act your kids become at a restaurant table. Fowl Language […]

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An Out Of This World Sleeper

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Even Hal 9000 could tell you that kids don’t sleep “like babies.” Sleeping like a baby is combination of gymnastics, wrestling, opera singing and jailbird rattling of the bars. This kid in particular is a prime example of what we’ve dealt with in our own house. Sometimes we would turn on the monitor to witness […]

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My Wife Just Said… #265

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He’s always wanted to do things all by himself. At least for the first few times, until they became things that caused paralyzing boredom like cleaning up after himself or tying his own shoes or opening restaurant crayons. He’s never loved us chirping instructions or reminders at him. Who does really? And, it’s 100% useless […]

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The Misunderstanding of a Six-Year-Old

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Have you ever dealt with a child who misunderstood what you telling them, and couldn’t convince them that they’d misheard you? This is basically the cutest example of it I’ve ever seen. Sidebar: I have to say kids with accents are the cutest ever. Maybe it’s because I’m used to hearing my sons with their […]

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Fashion Police Son Tries to Arrest His Dad’s Sweater

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Apparently someone forgot to clue this kid in on the fact that it’s not only NOT against the law for parents to embarrass their kids, that it basically is some kind of law of the universe for them to. It’s this little guy’s first day of school, though, so he’s mortified at the mere thought […]

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