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How to Be a Dad

“MY WIFE JUST SAID…”

You just can’t invent the stuff that comes out of a woman’s mouth once she’s “passed a watermelon through the pinhole,” ceased sleeping and is married to you. Or one of us.

My Wife Just Texted… #336

Posted by on November 16th, 2017, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

Ah-HAH! No one likes a taste of their own medicine, especially when the medicine is actually pine sap and broken glass. ALL men know that the dreaded “we need to talk” is rarely (if ever) followed by something nice and safe like deciding on a pattern for the living room curtains or some such marshmallow […]

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My Wife Just Said… #335

Posted by on November 1st, 2017, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

I’m not sure most parents realize or fully appreciate that they get to be mythological characters for their kids. We get to be things like Santa, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy and so forth. I’m actually kinda realizing it myself, that there are quite a lot of fantasy roles we get to play as […]

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My Wife Just Binged… #334

Posted by on October 23rd, 2017, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

My wife an I have our routines, on the weekend especially. I’ll cook dinner and we’ll all watch a family movie in the living room while we eat. Then, once the bedtime marathon has been run, my wife and I will put on something less G-rated and have some wine and chocolate. I don’t have […]

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My Wife Just Said… #333

Posted by on October 4th, 2017, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

Last weekend my wife and I went on a date night. I can’t remember when the last time we did one, honestly. Either because my memory is that wrecked these days, or it was so long ago that it’s hard to see past the mental cobwebs. Probably both. Make that definitely both. During the day, […]

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My Wife Just Said… 332

Posted by on September 26th, 2017, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

I can’t be the only parent who’s gotten caught into a rut with family movies. My son is young enough that there are a bunch of movies that come with the price of nightmares or restless sleep, so there are some extra limitations beyond what’s generally considered age appropriate or not, not to mention whether […]

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My Wife Just Said… 331

Posted by on September 19th, 2017, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

Trust is an important part of marriage. When you can be counted upon to be totally and shamelessly honest about something like bodily functions, or MALfunctions as the case may be, you can present a pretty believable case in your defense of “dealt it vs. didn’t deal it”. When our son was younger and tore […]

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My Wife Just Said… #330

Posted by on September 5th, 2017, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

I have to imagine that other parents do this thing my wife and I do, when deciding what we’re going to watch. After the kid’s bedtime, and by that I mean, after he’s gotten up once or twenty times, when he actually goes to for-real sleep, we settle down for some of our own hard-earned […]

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My Wife Just Mommy-Brained… #329

Posted by on August 30th, 2017, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

There’s a term called “mommy brain.” Sure, men can have daddy brain, too, of course, because it simply refers to the incredibly dumb things you say and do (or forget to) as a parent because your kids and life have ganged up and mugged the majority of your IQ points. When our parental noggins are […]

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My Wife Just Sang… #328

Posted by on August 21st, 2017, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

Don’t get me wrong, Total Eclipse of the Heart is a great song, I love it. But any parent knows that anything good can be ruined by experiencing it several hundreds of times. Parents who watched Frozen, may have said “Hey, this is actually a pretty good movie,” and then, after a few weeks of […]

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My Wife Just Said… #327

Posted by on August 14th, 2017, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

Tomorrow is the first day of school. The kids are in bed. We are about to sit down on the couch to get some adult time. Things are moving faster than ever, but summer has this indescribable ability to go both too fast and too slow simultaneously. It defies physical laws. The weeks dragged on, […]

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