How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad

College Student vs. Baby

Posted by on August 31st, 2012, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

  [ click the image to enlarge ] When kids go off to college we get misty eyed and clutch each other and say “we’re losing our little baby,” or some such choked-up sentiment. But, fortunately or unfortunately, sometimes that’s not as true as we may think. The similarities are still there. Our babies just […]

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Our First Day of High School

Posted by on August 30th, 2012, under NOTEBOOK

Me at age 12. Look at how much I adored school. (Click to look closer at the love.) Why would I say this was our first day of High School, you ask? You came to the right person! I mean me. Anyways, you see, I never went to High School. Not one day. I left […]

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Banana Added for Scale (A New, More Forgiving Unit of Measure)

Posted by on August 24th, 2012, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

The banana is not a standard or scientific unit of measure. It isn’t even accurate. But isn’t accuracy really for people who build bridges and count how many eyebrow hairs they have? Let’s face it, not everything in the world needs a laser scan that can tell you the shoe size of a molecule. People […]

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Hilarious Kid Conversations REENACTED!

Posted by on August 22nd, 2012, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

Some of the most entertaining and hilarious eavesdropping an all-growed-up person will do is listening to young kids having a conversation with each other. When the kids aren’t aware of or don’t care about the presence of big folks. NOW. Imagine someone took a recording of two kids talking and reenacted it! You can stop […]

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My Kid Just Said… #7

Posted by on August 21st, 2012, under "MY KID JUST SAID..."

[Sigh] “I feel so relaxed. Like I just peed.” [Everyone bursts out laughing] “What!?! It makes you feel relaxed!” -Max (2010, 10 years old)  Relaxation Level: Max. We all voiced our agreement by laughing even harder. He was right! It’s true. It’s not something you talk about over tea and crumpets. Or ever really. Still, […]

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My Wife Just Said… #73

Posted by on August 21st, 2012, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“Oh! That’s why you were being a jerk. Yoooou haven’t had your cooooffeeee yet!” -Elizabeth   – Previous “My Wife Just Said…” 

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A Teenager’s Bucket List

Posted by on August 13th, 2012, under SNAPSHOTS

This is completely true and unaltered and unbelievable. And yet, totally believable. One day a friend of mine went insane and decided to clean up the apocalypse of his fourteen-year-old boy’s room. Amid all the aftermath, he discovered something amazing. And since he’s the type of guy who covers this his son’s toilet bowl opening […]

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Her Lipstick

Posted by on August 9th, 2012, under NOTEBOOK

I found something. A few days ago I was rifling through some rarely-opened filing cabinets, looking for something; something boring enough that I forgot about it the second I opened up a folder that was bloated with odd, crinkled contents. Memories beamed out at me. Cards from my kids in brightly-colored construction paper, saved scribbles […]

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Ninja Parent Lessons: Tickle Attacks, Part 1

Posted by on August 8th, 2012, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

There are a ton of simple, everyday things we just have to pick up on our own. Learning by trial and error or mimicking someone else can be tricky. And result in us doing really stupid things. Even with tickling. For parents of ticklish kids, the act of tickling can be a laughter-filled method of […]

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My Wife Just Said… #71

Posted by on August 6th, 2012, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“It’s not that I’m not happy. It’s just that I’d be eeeeeven happier with another baby!” -Elizabeth    

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