How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad

“Caillou” is French for SHUT UP

Posted by on May 31st, 2012, under NOTEBOOK

I am a lover of many genres and styles of cartoons. My love affair with them began immediately after my womb eviction and while perhaps not as diverse in selection as I’d liked them to be, the absorption of all those years of animated shows has made me into the man I am today. And […]

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My Kid Just Said… #5

Posted by on May 30th, 2012, under "MY KID JUST SAID..."

[Seeing his mother dying her hair] “Mommy… does you have poop on you head?” -Lucas (2012, 2 years old)  Uhhhhhhh… To a kid: if it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, looks like a duck, it must be a duck. So if it looks like poop… Yeah, Lizzie was wearing a plastic cap […]

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My Wife Just Said… #61

Posted by on May 30th, 2012, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“I am the chef. You are the butthead. Now get out of my kitchen.” -Elizabeth – Previous “My Wife Just Said…” 

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The Super Mega PERIOD

Posted by on May 29th, 2012, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

Not that kind of “period.” The period that ends a sentence. Or in this case, unleashes armageddon on an entire line of discussion and debate, or backtalk festivals and whiney begging campaigns, in the case of children and politicians. When you’re trying to give a final answer on a subject that won’t seem to end, […]

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Remembering

Posted by on May 28th, 2012, under NOTEBOOK

My sons, Cody and Max at a war memorial, 10 and 8 years old, 2008. At first I thought they were making fun or at least making dumb. Sometimes it’s hard to tell with kids. Let me explain. We’d just moved and I was using the pools of green on the navigation system’s map to […]

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Marvel Superheroes

Posted by on May 25th, 2012, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

And then Marvel went from creating superheroes to becoming superheroes themselves… A young boy from New Hampshire decided three weeks ago that he wasn’t going to wear his hearing aid any longer. His reason? None of his superhero idols wore hearing aids. Four-year-old Anthony Smith loves comic books, has no use of one ear, and […]

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The Language of Parents

Posted by on May 24th, 2012, under NOTEBOOK

Talking is such an important milestone in raising kids. But having kids, for whatever reason, apparently comes with a cost: your own ability to speak properly. Maybe it’s just my wife and me (I’m only saying that to be generous and polite). I know from conversing with plenty other parents that it’s not just our […]

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My Wife Just Said… #60

Posted by on May 23rd, 2012, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“So excited about the fu**ing caffeine I’m getting ready to drink. It’s Friday, alright.” -Avara   – Previous “My Wife Just Said…” 

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How to Commit the Perfect Toy Murder

Posted by on May 22nd, 2012, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

  [ click the image to enlarge ] Oh how they sing. Oh how they dance. You gave it as a gift, not knowing any better. Or someone else gave it to your kid, not knowing that it could ultimately make you want to stab pens in your ears or kill yourself. But whatever you […]

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5 Alternate Uses for Toddlers!

Posted by on May 21st, 2012, under NOTEBOOK

Toddlers can take a huge toll on your patience, resources and time. The list of tough lessons and experiences is endless: possessiveness, tantrums, food pickiness, lack of vocabulary, etc. And, you might even get to a point of asking the rough questions, “What good is a toddler having around? What is the exact purpose of […]

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