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“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… #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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My Wife Just Said… #304

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

If I had to guess, nine out of ten of us probably question our abilities as parents on the daily. There’s no guidebook, manual, instructions or even a coloring book on the best ways to parent. Sure, there are lots of experts and gurus out there, but it can feel confusing. My wife usually takes […]

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My Wife Just Sobbed… #303

Posted by on February 6th, 2017, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

She was obviously in a funk, so I made sure I hadn’t stepped on her emotional toes somehow in a clumsy husband way. But her mood was shadowed by the upcoming school field trip. A sleep-away trip. The school was going to a place in the mountains and the kids would all stay the night […]

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My Wife Just Said… #302

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

In the midst of a crazy time, we all need to take breaks. Sometimes you literally have to force yourself to look away so you can look forward. And sometimes you gotta hang out with furry little creatures who make you feel like the planet is worth living on. These lemurs were a breath of […]

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My Wife Just Said… #301

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

Those words, uttered by any human being, male or female, are the clearest indication you’re about to hear something that is not at all funny. And, true to form, it wasn’t. My wife continued on to unload some serious distaste for something that was pretty awful. Once someone says “you know what’s so funny,” you […]

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My Wife Just Said… #300

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

We have some weird traditions in our household. We hug a lot. We cry together. We talk a lot. We’ve been talking more openly and specifically about equality. In a few days, my wife and son are going to New York. It will be my son’s first time. While I will be here with my […]

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My Wife Just Scolded… #299

Posted by on January 9th, 2017, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

She’s absolutely right. And I’m absolutely incapable of stopping, apparently. When our 7-year-old makes fart noises, my laughter is pretty much a completely irresistible stimulus response. In my defense, he is exceptional at it. Like a Mozart of fart noises. It almost defies belief that he can even make such sounds. You see, I’m not […]

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My Wife Just Said… #298

Posted by on January 2nd, 2017, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

Both of our kids have had hair that made Tarzan looks like a corporate officer. For some reason, my wife just hated cutting their hair. I can’t blame her because she made two cute, little hippies but there was a varying amount of confusion about them because of their hair. Sure, we joke about man […]

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