How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad

Borned – Scrabble Scribble #14

Posted by on January 30th, 2015, under SNAPSHOTS

It can be incredibly hard for kids to imagine their parents as children. Which is weird if you think about it, since they can imagine that a potato is a sword. But also not so weird, when you consider that you’ve been a towering giant (though steadily shrinking) to them the entire time they’ve known […]

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What Heroism Looks and Sounds Like

Posted by on January 29th, 2015, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

When I was young teenager, my house burned down. It gutted us. All of our belongings, if not melted were so smoke damaged that they were nearly irretrievable. To add to the sadness, the fire occurred just a few days after Christmas. My trophies, family photos — so much was lost. I vividly remember skateboarding […]

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10 Insider Tips for Playing with Kids

Posted by on January 28th, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

Here are some tips and warnings for parents signing up for the full-contact, mind-bending sport known as Playing. I’ve added 6-second videos to each point to demonstrate more fully humorously. You can turn the sound on and off in the lower-left of each video. (Some of these get a bit festive, so you may want […]

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My Kid Just Said… #58

Posted by on January 27th, 2015, under "MY KID JUST SAID..."

“Did you know I like you more than my iPad?” -Finn (2015, 5 years old)   I mean, that’s fair. Right? If only there were ways to measure true love from our kids. This is as close as I’m gonna get, I think. How have your kids expressed their love for you? A photo posted […]

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My Wife Just Said… #197

Posted by on January 26th, 2015, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

[ To our 5yo son ] “It is Daddy’s birthday today, but no he’s not turning 10. Well… it just seems like he’s 10 years old.” -Elizabeth   It’s my vaginal-launch anniversary today. However, since Monday isn’t the most convenient day to celebrate a birthday or… well, anything… I spent the past weekend having various […]

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NSFW: Dad Nails Parenting

Posted by on January 23rd, 2015, under SNAPSHOTS

I’ve been seeing this make the rounds on all the normal internet avenues. Who knows if it’s true. I don’t really care either way. The sentiment, however, is truer than true. It’s fatherhood, itself. You don’t have to be a 6’3″ ex-navy seal to demonstrate masculinity. Embarrassment comes in a lot of colors and flavors. […]

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Baby Sleep Positions: “The Deflector Shield”

Posted by on January 22nd, 2015, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

A shield is up! RED ALERT! Evasive maneuvers! All hand to battle stations! (Sorry for that.) You see, once a mother ship does fire a new little cosmonaut out of her launch bay, I’m afraid a deflector shield is now quite operational. And will be for a what can seem like lightyears. In space, no […]

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5 Annoying Pieces of Parenting Advice

Posted by on January 21st, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

1. Arguing With Your Kid? DON’T ARGUE WITH THEM It’s so true. Maybe we could apply this same advice to achieve world peace? It’s not like we’re tired, hungry, burnt out, and exasperated. Right? 2. Kid Won’t Eat? JUST MAKE THEM EAT Also applicable: if they eat it five times they’ll keep eating it. Picky […]

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“Shopping” : Convos With My 4-Year-Old

Posted by on January 20th, 2015, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

Every parent that takes their youngling out and about, no matter the age, has probably suffered from Post Tantrum Stress Disorder. You would have bet a Bugatti that they weren’t anywhere near the corner of hungry and tired. You totally thought that nap did the trick. You almost couldn’t believe the plate wasn’t part of […]

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Dying Dreams

Posted by on January 16th, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

He’s running motionless, his little legs seeming to slip backward, toward the monster he’s feverishly trying to escape. It’s not real. He’s standing at the jagged edge of a murderous cliff, an evil wind ripping at his Darth Vader pajamas, pulling him over. It’s not real. They’re just dreams. His nightmares. – The other night […]

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