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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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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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 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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Father’s Day Unique Gift Guide

Posted by on June 15th, 2011, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

  Sometimes giving your dad a gift for Father’s day can be rough. Thinking up what to get the “guy who has everything” is no small task, especially for his kid(s). We’re here to help. You’re welcome. In a mention HTBAD got yesterday from one of our most admired juggersites, Art of Manliness, the author […]

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Dad-miration Week: Father Flying / Contest Announcement

Posted by on June 13th, 2011, under NOTEBOOK

Father’s Day is not, in fact, just one day, as the “media” would have you believe. It is a week-long celebration of dads, rivaled only by Mardi Gras. But instead of boobs and screaming, there’s… actually that’s right too, boobs and screaming. We’re calling it DAD-MIRATION WEEK™!* Make sure to check out the shameless promotion […]

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Boogers. That’s right. Boogers.

Posted by on June 9th, 2011, under NOTEBOOK

Sugar free? Fat free? Packed with protein? Move over, bananas. Nature’s got a new perfect food! It seems like every kid is just wired from birth to pick their boogers and eat them. C’mon. At least once! But probably about a hundred times more than once. The fact that we adults have “all done it,” […]

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Bad Product Idea #2: Thongies Diaper Thongs

Posted by on June 7th, 2011, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

  “The softness of a baby’s butt is the stuff of legend. Maybe even myth. So… How could anyone want hide something so smooth and scrumptiously cute!?! Introducing Thongies, the new diaper on the block! They’re sassy and comfy. Diaper rash? Not with this breathability! Each Thongie is like a flippin’ wind tunnel! And because […]

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