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Darth Vader Santa Says…

Posted by on November 30th, 2012, under SNAPSHOTS

Sometimes getting into the holiday spirit can be as tough as squeezing into a pair of 10-year-old jeans. Though, by saying that, I’m not suggesting that a generous amount of Vaseline and a heavy-duty pair of pliers applied to your zipper area is going to help get you into “the most wonderful time of the […]

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My Wife Just Said… #87

Posted by on November 29th, 2012, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“I’ve never bobbed for apples. All for the best… I’d probably drown.” -Elizabeth   – Previous “My Wife Just Said…” 

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Parenting Is All About Rocking and Rolling

Posted by on November 28th, 2012, under NOTEBOOK

I can’t enter this contest, but my dad could have, and maybe so could YOU. Let me tell you a story first. I know I’m weird. I accept that. I’ve written before about being the son of a radio DJ father and surviving a semi-bohemian upbringing in San Francisco. About the music played on giant […]

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Where Do Callouses Come From?

Posted by on November 27th, 2012, under NOTEBOOK

Finn and I walked through the park holding hands, like manly men often do, and spoke of the world. “Ambling” is probably a better description of how we proceeded but I’m in no mood to be poetic. I’ll leave that to the lonely, crying men. Having barely walked the long expanse of a trail leading […]

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Kid Versions of the Hulk, Wolverine, Ted Williams & The Naked Brothers Band

Posted by on November 26th, 2012, under SNAPSHOTS

I make birthday cards for my sons. These are Cody’s and Max’s cards for 2008 (8yo and 6yo) and 2009 (9yo and 7yo). For 2008, the fact that my boys were into comic book characters rocked my world, even if it was by way of movies instead of the glossy pages of actual comic books. […]

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The Infinite Loop of Kids

Posted by on November 23rd, 2012, under NOTEBOOK

When your ass starts twitching, it’s usually due to the ignored impulse of your body telling you that it wants to run away (screaming optional). Fixed smiles and mechanical bobs of the head are often our last resort in being encouraging parents. Let me explain. Kid repetition > Parent patience   A joke told fifty […]

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My Kid Just Interrupted… #13

Posted by on November 22nd, 2012, under "MY KID JUST SAID..."

[Talking at dinner, our 3yo interrupts] Lucas: “Mouskerdee MOUSKERDOOOOOO!!!” Lizzie: “Lucas, we’re talki—” Lucas: “Wus DAT!?!” Me: “It’s turkey, man. C’mon, we’re talkin—” Lucas: “I do NOT wike it!” Lizzie: “Yes, it’s a different kind, but it’s still turk—” Lucas: “I pooping in my underwear.” Lizzie: “Come here, let me check.” [She pulls open his […]

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3 Reasons Pizza Should Be A Thanksgiving Tradition

Posted by on November 21st, 2012, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

Dude, Thanksgiving is the Iron Chef of holidays. No doubt. Between the prep and cooking, you can lose DAYS of your life to the abyss of your kitchen. So Finn and I decided to write three reasons you should use pizza instead of turkey on Thanksgiving. Simple, right? Please go check out my post here […]

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Thanksgiving Theme Song

Posted by on November 21st, 2012, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

Remember when Rebecca Black came out with “Friday” and it was largely considered the worst song to appear on YouTube? Well, I guess we didn’t learn the first time. The same brilliant minds have created a new video and this one is called, “It’s Thanksgiving.” Shocker: IT’S ABOUT THANKSGIVING. And watch the video all the […]

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Parent Safety: Thanksgiving InnuenDON’TS

Posted by on November 20th, 2012, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

When you haven’t eaten in a while, you get hungry. When “a while” is actually the length of time things need to fossilize, you starve! You can start smelling delicious phantom whiffs, or hear something you could have sworn was bacon joyously sizzling a second ago. It’s the same with sex. Except for the sizzling […]

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