How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad

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Artist Grows Up and Recreates His Own Drawings 2 Decades Later

Posted by on August 15th, 2014, under SNAPSHOTS

For most kids, drawings turn out a bit abstract… Heck! I can call them crappy here since it’s just us adults, right? We’ll soften the word and call them “crapstract” art. They’re adorable, sure, but raise your hand if your kid has ever handed over a picture they drew for you, that you had absolutely […]

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Parent Pro Tip: Reacting

Posted by on August 7th, 2014, under SNAPSHOTS

Some people fail to realize that when they’re dealing with a kid, they’re dealing with an attention-addicted little human who’s most prized dealers of attention are adults. For a kid, a simple chuckle from Mom and Dad can be like an epic slow clap in a packed stadium. However, young kids don’t quite grasp the […]

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The Swiss Parenting Tool

Posted by on August 5th, 2014, under EQUIPMENT, INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS, SNAPSHOTS

Be prepared is the Boy Scouts’ motto. And, though this applies well to parenting, the Boy Scout handbook doesn’t have a lot to say about having a baby, but, like the wilds of Nature, when the test of your survival fitness begins, Parenthood doesn’t care how prepared you are. Nature doesn’t forgive you for not […]

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Daddy Vader Says… Rank Side of the Force

Posted by on July 25th, 2014, under SNAPSHOTS

Sometimes your baby or child does things that impress you beyond the normal “wow, he squeezed my finger” or “holy crap, she ate the whole thing!” Stuff that’s extraordinary. These achievements can even get you thinking they’re prodigies at something, or what they’ve done is somehow foreshadowing of some specific future for them, some destiny. […]

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The Wanted

Posted by on July 24th, 2014, under SNAPSHOTS

Finn, this weekend after I put you on a timeout you said to me, “You don’t want me anymore?” If I never hear those words again in my life it will be too soon. We talked about why you thought that, what it means to be an older brother and then I asked you a […]

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Scareded – Scrabble Scribble #10

Posted by on July 23rd, 2014, under SNAPSHOTS

  The most innocent things can backfire on parents. There’s really no “winning” with kids. No sure formula. What was delicious today may be the worst thing they’ve ever eaten tomorrow. A lullaby might send them to sleep or to the mad house. Seriously. I laughed at my son’s joke the other day and he […]

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The Gloaming Light

Posted by on July 9th, 2014, under SNAPSHOTS

There is a wakefulness between the purity of the aware and the somnolence of sleep that feels like anything is possible. It’s better than a dream. It’s a waking dream under my command. I haven’t felt it in some time, but I know it could be just past the horizon line. I am nearly there. […]

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Juicebag – Scrabble Scribble #9

Posted by on July 8th, 2014, under SNAPSHOTS

  You’re there. Life is happening to you. You respond. And your kid observes attentively. A reckless automobastard cutting you off for no good reason; a ferocious toy attacking your poor unsuspecting toe; a lengthy support call (that was aaaaaaaaaall call and no support) suddenly dropping off. Occasionally, some dirt hits the kid-filter so hard […]

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Kid’s Day – Scrabble Scribble #8

Posted by on June 13th, 2014, under SNAPSHOTS

  It makes sense when you think about it from a kid’s perspective: there’s a Mother’s Day and a Father’s Day, so why not a Kid’s Day, right? Totally right, if it weren’t for all of the wrongness that comes from the fact that we parents spend every single one of our days slaving to […]

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Kid Photo – Scrabble Scribble #7

Posted by on May 29th, 2014, under SNAPSHOTS

  There’s a point everyone comes to when taking pictures of their kid; when the little drool-machine finally GETS what that little shiny thing in their parent’s hand is doing. > click!

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