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… #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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My Wife Just Said… #307

Posted by on March 13th, 2017, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“Hmmm… To be an adult or not? #choices #unicornsftw” –Avara   The choice is pretty clear, right? Given the choice between a unicorn and NOT A FREAKING unicorn, why would anyone choose not-at-all-a-unicorn for any kind of bandage? And for the record: not-adulting is pretty awesome sometimes. PS: You should by my friend’s book she illustrated. […]

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My Wife Just Said… #306

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

A post shared by Avara Capen (@ithrowtp) on Feb 16, 2017 at 2:10pm PST Living in California can result in some crazy side effects. Between the sunshine, the earthquakes and the freedoms of living in a state with the sixth largest economy in the world, we’ve grown accustomed to a certain lifestyle. Our blood has […]

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My Wife Just Mommy-Brained… #305

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

We had boxes and bags of old toys we’d finally convinced (bribed and begged, basically) our seven-year-old son to part with. But little kids have a rather random and fast-changing mind, so we knew we needed to get them out of the house and over to Goodwill, ASAFP. The past three nights our little guy […]

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