How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad

Go, Team Weird, Go!

Posted by on June 30th, 2011, under SNAPSHOTS

I love being weird. And I love how weird my family is. I love my wife snatching my hand while I’m driving to use my finger as a microphone while lip-syncing to Barbra Streisand. Or when she says to me “Chocky wocky ‘n’ pom pom?” The fact that I know exactly what she means makes […]

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My Wife Just Said… #16

Posted by on June 29th, 2011, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“Karma’s a b*tch when you’re a b*tch.” -Avara  

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Pocket Guide to a Child’s Tracks and Movement Patterns

Posted by on June 28th, 2011, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

  [ click the image to enlarge ] The American Indians used to say: to see the tracks of an animal is to see its life. To know its day. And, at some point along the trail, to know what it had for breakfast. Okay. I just completely made that up, but it sounds really […]

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Epic Dad Embarrassment Story

Posted by on June 27th, 2011, under NOTEBOOK

 An ad for Dad’s radio station in the late 70’s. Not sure it’s psychedelic enough… My father was the prototypical radio DJ/writer parent. A mild bohemian and anti-establishment renegade (in San Francisco — really?), he was a professional at both charming and pissing people off, especially his employers. Dad also felt it necessary to explode […]

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Fatherhood Fridays #4

Posted by on June 24th, 2011, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

Well… the last post went a little bit better so I’m gonna keep doing this thang for a minute. Just make sure you comment if you read this series of posts. That’s really the only way I know this stuff is cool or not to you guys! These posts are just weird/cool links we found […]

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Homemade Birthday Cards 2003: Max’s 3rd / Cody’s 5th

Posted by on June 23rd, 2011, under SNAPSHOTS

  Max’s Third and Cody’s Fifth Birthday: 2003 I know what you’re all thinking. And you’re right. There is no spoon. Oh, that’s not what you were thinking? Maybe you were thinking, “WTF? Andy, you let your 5- and 3-year-old watch the Matrix movies!?!” No. But they were so taken by the previews, and because […]

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My Wife Just Said… #15

Posted by on June 22nd, 2011, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“…Oh, and uhhh… thanks for the poo you left in the toilet.”-Elizabeth  

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Baby Sleep Positions: “The Dog House”

Posted by on June 21st, 2011, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

  Every dad—actually, every man—knows this sleep position. With or without the baby in bed, whether they’ve experienced it personally or not. The Dog House. This one is basic to human beings and probably has been for all time. There are probably really uncomfortable slabs of rock in the floors of most caves around the […]

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Crappiest Father’s Day Gift Contest – WINNER!

Posted by on June 20th, 2011, under NOTEBOOK

Wow. Just wow. You guys came out and voted. Like champs. Like champs in a movie about champs. But, like all games, to the victor(ess) comes the spoils…. Our winner is… HEIDI S. from Minnesota! With a landslide victory of 62 votes, her story was chosen as THE crappiest Father’s Day gift. Here’s a quick […]

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Crappiest Father’s Day Gift Top Ten Finalists: VOTE NOW!

Posted by on June 17th, 2011, under NOTEBOOK

This week’s Dad-Miration Week Contest was pretty successful by our standards. Honestly, we were thinking it would be “crappy” just like the gifts people were describing… But it wasn’t! You guys came out and shared your stories. Without further ado, here are the finalists. We will reveal your winner Sunday! So, let’s get this voting […]

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