How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad

SNAPSHOTS

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Trying Bacon – Scrabble Scribble #4

Posted by on January 29th, 2014, under SNAPSHOTS

  Maybe kids just KNOW what they’ll like and what they won’t. Like they’re psychic or can tell the future. Maybe I’m just suggesting these supernatural things because I don’t want to admit the truth. It really just seems like ANY new suggestion sounds, to a kid, like it will be the most awful thing […]

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The Endgames

Posted by on January 28th, 2014, under SNAPSHOTS, VIDEOTAPE

Everything adds up to helping people. Helping people and love. All else is a game to get to those two endgames, my sons. Watching you feed Arden for the first time, I don’t even have words for how this feels, Finney my boy. What I’m Listening To: Follow my journal for my sons here. Follow […]

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Parenterms: “Caughter”

Posted by on January 9th, 2014, under SNAPSHOTS

Uncontrollable laughter happens often when kids are present. They can be very suddenly entertaining. Sure there’s the “spit take.” We’ve all seen it in movies even if we’ve never done it. Something outlandish is said or something outrageous happens and then someone sprays like a geyser in response. It’s funny but a little unrealistic. Especially […]

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He’s Here

Posted by on December 18th, 2013, under NOTEBOOK, SNAPSHOTS

  Dear Finn, This is your brother. He was born today. It’s your job to help, teach, protect and play with him. Welcome him. He is a part of you, as are you to him. When your mom and I are gone, you’ll have each other. And that gives me great satisfaction. –Your Dad   […]

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Daddy Vader Says… Defend Yourself

Posted by on November 29th, 2013, under SNAPSHOTS

Even if parents can’t wield the Force to deliver wedgies or noogies or zerbers from across a long dining table, kids need to be taught that they should be on their guard at all times. The way you teach them this is by delivering sneak-attack tickles, wedgies, noogies or zerbers. They’ll pick it up right […]

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#FatBellyFriday – 36 Weeks

Posted by on November 22nd, 2013, under SNAPSHOTS

We’ve been overeating in advance of our national holiday commemorating over-eating. Our bellies reflect this hobby. We’ve settled into a sprint on the home stretch and it’s the point of no return. My wife remains pretty and glowing, while I remain petty and glowering. But don’t I make a beautiful pregnant dude? #FatBellyFriday – 36 […]

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Cinema Paradiso

Posted by on November 12th, 2013, under SNAPSHOTS

The movie theater is a transformative, magical place that rips you from your life and thrusts you headlong into magic, horror or a state of imaginative dance, once that projector starts. My father loved movies. I remember how he would play them over and over at home. I remember relentlessly trying to get him to […]

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Parenterms: “Sprintercourse”

Posted by on November 8th, 2013, under SNAPSHOTS

Tick tock, tick tock. The clock is ticking for parents. Always. For something. Everything. Raising kids is a game show that starts with “hurry up” music playing, and it never stops. When it comes to making time to make some love, it’s so often the expendable scene that winds up on the editing room floor […]

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#FatBellyFriday – 32 Weeks

Posted by on October 25th, 2013, under SNAPSHOTS

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. We didn’t make it to full term with Finn and we wouldn’t have been pregnant with our little treat in Avara’s belly during Halloween, but this time we overlap with it. Pregnant belly plus Halloween is seriously awesome. I love my little slice of pumpkin pie! #FatBellyFriday – […]

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Daddy Vader Says… Displeased

Posted by on October 25th, 2013, under SNAPSHOTS

What a kid and Imperial staff aboard the Death Star have in common is lots. Sometimes it seems ridiculously generous to use the “progress” for the chore or activity being performed. If something is worth asking to be done over and over and over again, it’s worth doing right. Right? The first time. Not after […]

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