How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad


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Teddy Bear – Scrabble Scribble #5

Posted by on March 14th, 2014, under SNAPSHOTS

  It took a simple doozy from my four-year-old the other day to point out that I’ve fully operated under the belief that teddy bears are always dudes for as long as I can remember. I suppose that all stuffed animals are male unless they’ve got a bow, long eyelashes or syrupy shapes embroidered all […]

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Kids Are So Gullible

Posted by on March 12th, 2014, under SNAPSHOTS

Parents trick their kids from time to time (or all the time), for various reasons. It’s so easy in the early years, they’ll believe anything, really. So much so, it’d really be an oversight for a parent to not deceive their kid somehow. There’re all kinds of ways we pull the wool blankie over their […]

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Daddy Vader Says… No Escape

Posted by on March 7th, 2014, under SNAPSHOTS

Hhhhhhhooo-pahhhh…Hhhhhhhooo-pahhhh…Hhhhhhhooo-pahhhh… Yeah, the breathing is really ominous, sure. But it’s the things Daddy Vader says in between all the robotic huffing and puffing that gets an Imperial officer or a child shaking in their boots. Especially if they’ve just let a rebel ship get away, or because they need to “turn a frown upside down” […]

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Your Turn: Worst School Photos!

Posted by on March 5th, 2014, under SNAPSHOTS

None of us are immune. One day, it will happen for your kids. Or has happened to us. For some of us, that day will happen… many times. Over and over. THE BAD SCHOOL PHOTO. My son came home from school with an envelope this week and inside were his school portraits. Witness the magic: […]

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We All Start Out the Same

Posted by on March 4th, 2014, under SNAPSHOTS

How totally exactly like Ian McKellen does this baby look!?!   “Even the smallest person can change the course of the future.”   A wonderfully inspirational concept from The Lord of the Rings. I’ve found a lot of people have a difficult time believing something much bigger of themselves, or some facet, at least. Whether […]

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Parenterms: “On Purpaccident”

Posted by on February 26th, 2014, under SNAPSHOTS

Kids do things. Always. Let’s all admit that the mind of a child isn’t a just blank canvas or a field filled with giggling unicorns. It can be a pretty weird place and result in some pretty disastrous things. At a certain point kids start to get the idea that accountability plays into the some […]

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A Letter From My Dead Father

Posted by on February 25th, 2014, under NOTEBOOK, SNAPSHOTS

I often ask myself why I write here. Who is this for? Do I think it’s even worth reading? This kind of writing can feel like the most self-centered exercise ever undertaken and I surely don’t post enough cat pictures or gossip to compel people to return. But today’s worth it. The reason, I’ve found […]

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Kid Definishons: “Yesterday”

Posted by on February 21st, 2014, under SNAPSHOTS

Young kids are about as good at making accurate time references as I am at rolling a ball of water in my hands. When a kid is describing something that happened, parents know that when they say “yesterday” that the word has an elasticity that stretches from a millisecond before now all the way back […]

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Daddy Vader Says… Victory

Posted by on February 14th, 2014, under SNAPSHOTS

When you’re a kid, parents can be a little like Daddy Vader. Incredibly rad but at the same time intimidating in a way. Playing card games with him has to be a little more exciting than with anyone else. When he throws down, it’s a little more down than anyone else, right? At least when […]

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What if Apple made baby products?

Posted by on February 12th, 2014, under EQUIPMENT, SNAPSHOTS

Apple would do a great job making baby products. Heck, some babies are already so familiar with iPads, iPhones and iPods that they’ll try to swipe pictures in books and magazines to change them. People generally love the understated minimalism of their style and the overstated maximalism of their features. Attractive attributes to anyone, but […]

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