How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad

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Our commentary, our experiments, our failures (more often than not) and our experiences in the field. Except for the ones our wives won’t let us share. This is our lives as dads.

Seven

Posted by on October 6th, 2016, under NOTEBOOK

My son turned seven yesterday and I don’t know exactly why but I’m feeling this birthday more intensely. Maybe it’s the fact that he’s grown to more than half my size or that he’s the age when my life dramatically changed, but there’s something unique about this year of his life. I’ve been capturing my […]

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Our Parents Had It Sooooooo Easy

Posted by on September 27th, 2016, under NOTEBOOK

You know that old “back in my day” line, where older folks grumble about how hard they had it; carrying half a library, barefoot for ten miles to school, uphill both ways, that sort of thing? Well, you don’t hear too much from them like that about how they had it as parents. Earlier generations […]

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If the Harry Potter Books Were Written From Voldmort’s Perspective

Posted by on September 21st, 2016, under NOTEBOOK, SNAPSHOTS

  SPOLER ALERT: For anyone who hasn’t read all of the books… what have you been doing with your life!?! Sorry I mean, c’mon! Anyway. If you’re not done with the books, click here.   I recently began the wondrous adventure of reading the Harry Potter books to my 7-year-old son. We raced through the […]

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Kids Failing Majestically (13 GIFs)

Posted by on September 13th, 2016, under NOTEBOOK, SNAPSHOTS

(Don’t worry, none of these are those awful fails that are followed by a trip to urgent care or the ER.) Everyone has to go through a lot of awful before they get to awesome, and since kids are pretty much new at everything, there is a wealth of awful that can be pretty entertaining. […]

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Drugs, They’re a Hell of a Drug

Posted by on September 7th, 2016, under NOTEBOOK, SNAPSHOTS

  Talking to your kids about drugs is positively awesome. Knee-jerk sarcasm there, sorry. It’s awful. How do you explain something like drugs to someone who still collects sidewalk pebbles and thinks of bagels as fake doughnuts? You wait ’till they’re older? Well yeah, but I was recently forced to give it a shot with […]

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Quite Simply The Best Star Wars Commercial

Posted by on September 2nd, 2016, under NOTEBOOK

Listen, I don’t like watching bad commercials. They’ve become the thing we skip, if we aren’t streaming or internetting all the time. They make you want to shoot your television. Can you remember your favorite commercials (not from the BIG FOOTBALL GAME every year)? Maybe you’ll remember one or two at the most. This is, […]

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Awkwardness on Full Display

Posted by on August 29th, 2016, under NOTEBOOK

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Are Men Just Children?

Posted by on August 17th, 2016, under NOTEBOOK

A photo posted by Charlie Capen (@charliecapen) on Jul 24, 2016 at 8:34pm PDT To the woman in the grocery store who came over to my wife while I was with my kids: I would like to apologize. You grinned, pointed at me and asked my wife, “Did you know you have three kids?” I […]

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The Hugest Homemade 360 Swing

Posted by on August 11th, 2016, under NOTEBOOK

As a kid, I had big dreams. One of the biggest, and most electrifying dreams was the idea that I could jump on a swing set, and go all the way around the world on it. For those not educated in kid terminology, around the world means going up and over the main bar holding […]

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When Skin Attacks!

Posted by on August 3rd, 2016, under NOTEBOOK

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