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… #317

Posted by on May 22nd, 2017, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

We’ve been hearing about the Hamilton musical for a while but once my wife and eldest son, Finn, saw the play in New York back in January, it hasn’t been turned off in our house. Sure, there are some intense themes and curse words, but there’s so much my son loves about the play. He […]

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My Wife Just Said… #316

Posted by on May 15th, 2017, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

Homework can be like the ghost of Schooling Past, come to haunt and torment parents as their kids rise through their schooling. While I applaud my 7-year-old’s eagerness for homework and I’m incredibly grateful he hasn’t developed a distaste for it (yet), my wife and I still internally moan a bit when the homework folder […]

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My Wife Just Said… #315

Posted by on May 8th, 2017, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

We are trying literally everything to potty train my three-year-old. We’ve heard from many other parents on the subject about their mysterious black magic ways of getting their kids to evacuate their bowels into a water whirlpool pot. Alas, my older son has started weighing in on the subject (as quoted above). I’m not sure […]

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My Wife Just Said… #314

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

It’s not that I’m completely incapable of taking care of myself. It’s that I’m mostly incapable of it. Probably. My wife and I have our own particular setup. Every couple develops a system and routines in their marriage and in parenthood, whether all duties are shared or divided up. Whatever works. Hopefully. I’d like to […]

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My Wife Just Said… #313

Posted by on April 24th, 2017, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

This boy😍 P.S. He picked the flower for my hair❤️ A post shared by Avara Capen (@ithrowtp) on Apr 16, 2017 at 12:27am PDT We just went camping for the first time as a whole family yesterday. When you’re outside of your normal surrounds, it’s easy to tell what kind of person you are. You […]

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My Easter Bunny Just Said… #312

Posted by on April 17th, 2017, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID...", NOTEBOOK

Here’s a pretty funny story about how my wife, EHEM! I mean, the EASTER BUNNY got a little tripped up this year. Our 7-year-old woke early Easter morning, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. Which of course means my wife and I also woke, but a little more like roadkill. He rushed to the kitchen, with us stumbling […]

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My Wife Just Said… #311

Posted by on April 10th, 2017, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

Birthdays are tricky. As kids, we uniformly look forward to them because they represent a number of positive things that make us feel good. Sure, there’s drama associated along the way (lack of invitations, not getting what you wanted, etc.) but the general feeling is pretty positive. As you get older, birthdays can take on […]

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My Wife Just Lost Something… #310

Posted by on April 3rd, 2017, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

My wife is so good at putting things away, by golly, they STAY put away. Sometimes for years. Only to be rediscovered when we move. Maybe. I can’t fault her, though. When you look at the bazillion things she juggles, it makes sense that some things would slip through the cracks. As understandable as it […]

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My Wife Just Said… #309

Posted by on March 27th, 2017, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

My wife and I have been together for almost 17 years. We share a lot of common obsessions and interests. Sure, we diverge on certain topics but who doesn’t? This weekend proved to be a realization of our secret, hidden obsessions. We finally came clean with each other about our love for pie crust. Pie […]

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My Wife Just Said… #308

Posted by on March 20th, 2017, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

Our reliance on our phones has made us pretty terrible about tracking certain things. For instance, I can pretty much only remember my own phone number and 911. I might be able to guess about 5 or 6 digits correctly in my wife’s phone number. It’s the same with directions. Google and our map apps […]

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