How to Be a Dad

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 Said… #213

Posted by on May 18th, 2015, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“Your dog is so cute! It’s scary how cute your dog is.” -Elizabeth   We were strolling along the shops and restaurants of the main street in Old Towne. Suddenly, my wife gasps and my heart does a belly flop, thinking the lad fell or there was a vicious wasp strafing us. Nope. Just a […]

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My Wife Just Said… #212

Posted by on May 13th, 2015, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“Whoville called. They want their baby back.” -Avara   I may be biased but both of my boys are pretty damn cute. One of the coolest things about this parenting gig is how differently each of their personalities have evolved. So very different. There are repetitious moments with our second son, Arden, but they never pay […]

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My Wife Just Said… #211

Posted by on May 4th, 2015, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“Remember when you proposed?” [sighs] “And you got down on your hands and knees…WAIT! I mean your KNEE!“ -Elizabeth   Someone was able to capture the reaction, but unfortunately there is no photo evidence that I was only on my knee to ask for her hand. After she caught her word slip, we both exploded […]

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My Wife Just Said… #210

Posted by on April 28th, 2015, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“My week. Both kids. Uncle!” -Avara   Balance is a four letter word these days. We’re tapped out. If this were a wrestling match, which it mostly is with our kids, then we’d be the folding chair thrown at an opponent and knocking him out. All of us got sick. All of us have commitments. Any […]

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My Wife Just Said… #209

Posted by on April 20th, 2015, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“To kids, everything is allowed until someone says it’s not allowed.” [to our son] “Hey, honey! That’s not allowed.” -Elizabeth   As parent’s we’re the “supposed to” and “not allowed” police for our kids. They don’t tend to see or care about the bad in a lot of ideas they have. Whacking a bush full […]

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My Wife Just Said… #208

Posted by on April 13th, 2015, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“Not sure he’ll make it to 42, but he is a pretty creative guy❤️ P.S. MOST of those things are inappropriate.” -Avara   It was my wife’s birthday last week, our anniversary, a big work deadline, Easter Sunday and two plane trips. I didn’t realize how much “flying by the seat of your pants” would happen […]

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My Wife Just Said… #207

Posted by on April 6th, 2015, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“I’m thinking about dying my hair. Or should I just leave it? Gray is the new black, right?” -Elizabeth   Fresh out of the shower and looking fierce. My wife just got a pixie cut again and before you read any further YES I GOT PERMISSION FROM MY WIFE TO POST THIS PICTURE. Sure, I […]

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My Wife Just Said… #206

Posted by on March 30th, 2015, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“Someone please tell Vader he left his helmet in the bathroom again.” -Avara   I’ve done a pretty good job of making my family as geeky as possible. Not a day goes by that one of us doesn’t reference Star Wars or a similar cadre of geek literature, films or otherwise. And being a geek or […]

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My Wife Just Said… #205

Posted by on March 23rd, 2015, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“Have a safe flight!” -Elizabeth   She says it every time I travel. Lots of peolpe do. It’s kind of just… what’s said. Like people saying “How’s it going.” as a sort of greeting without it really being an actual inquiry into how your day or life is going. It’s something that’s said to say […]

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My Wife Just Said… #204

Posted by on March 16th, 2015, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“That moment when you buy your baby his first vintage rock T-shirt & the band comes on the radio & he proceeds to dance along (baby style).” -Avara   Avara and I constantly remark how amazing our boys’ style has always been. I’m constantly envious of my kids’ clothing and toys. If only we were in […]

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