How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad

​Surprisingly Awkward Stuffed Animal Anatomy

Posted by on March 31st, 2016, under NOTEBOOK

He skidded up to me, shouting, “Daddy, look what I got!” Holding a tiny stuffed animal aloft for me to behold, he beamed with the triumphant pride kids radiate about a new possession. “Oh, very cute! A little hedgehog.” I said, playing my parental role: identifying the prize correctly and nodding with the appropriate amount […]

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Can’t Touch the Sand – THE MOVIE?

Posted by on March 30th, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

We all played some form of this game as kids. It was the sand, the ground, the linoleum: “Can’t touch the _____” tag, AKA “The ____ is lava.” I got more injuries playing this crazy game than all of my sports experiences combined. Just imagine what it would be like if this game became a […]

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The Low Fashion of Child Couture (5 Comics)

Posted by on March 29th, 2016, under SNAPSHOTS

Saying fashion changes when you have kids is like saying it’s gotten a bit breezy when you’re caught in a Force-12 hurricane. Matching outfit? In our parent-haze, we just hope we’re wearing pants when we leave the house. The percentage of time we wear pajamas certainly skyrockets, and our former kidless selves would never have […]

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Horror Movies for Toddlers (Bad Product Idea #19)

Posted by on March 25th, 2016, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS, SNAPSHOTS

Just think about it. Kids films box-office spectacularly, for the young and old alike. And horror films also sell like hot cakes dripping with strawberry blood. Hmmmmm… Hollywood is clearly missing a huge opportunity here: horror movies for toddlers! Opening up an even younger youth demographic, and, since they can’t walk, this would include their […]

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Top 25 Cartoon Theme Songs from 80s & 90s

Posted by on March 24th, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

Alright. This is a tough, arbitrary list but the criteria the videographer used is fairly clear. That, and it just makes me feel like a kid again. Anything I can do to grab a slice of that feeling of total irresponsibility and free time, I’ll grab it. Enjoy a walk through our childhoods, at least […]

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The Hilariously Crazy “Reasons” for Kids’ Tempest Tantrums (37 Pictures)

Posted by on March 23rd, 2016, under SNAPSHOTS

Kids will cry at the drop of a hat. As in, LITERALLY. Actually losing their sh*t because a piece of head fashion landed upon the Earth. And we’re not talking about moderate showers here, but sudden, full-scale thundering torrential downpours. Greg Pembroke created Reasons My Son Is Crying, a bitterly hilarious collection of the strange […]

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A Dose of Laughter

Posted by on March 22nd, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

One of the most magical things about becoming a parent is the recognition you get from your kids. A smile, a hug, their eyes lighting up, the way they look at you after they rip a loud fart — it’s all so extraordinary. This video is for everyone having a bad week, or in need […]

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My Wife Just Said… #257

Posted by on March 21st, 2016, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

With so much to do as parents, some things filed in the “essential” category can get abruptly jammed into the “expendables” folder. We try to multitask, maximize and economize the crap-ton we have to do, AND get our kids to do. Sure, it’d be nice of parents didn’t have to have their kids put their […]

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The Future Is Now: French Fry Vending Machine!

Posted by on March 18th, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

Lots of us complain endlessly about the state of the world. There are so many things, today, that make absolutely no sense. Will my kids ever sleep through the night? Why don’t we have hoverboards yet? Who is this orange man running for President? Why can’t I drink my own pee? Well, maybe not that […]

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Dad Turns His Baby into an Adorable Lil’ Naughty Leprechaun

Posted by on March 17th, 2016, under SNAPSHOTS

This is just too flippin’ cute. Some parents capture and create some pretty amazing stuff with their kids, making timeless treasures for their families as well as delightful entertainment for all us internetizens. Alan Lawrence (That Dad Blog) is not only no exception, he’s downright exceptional. I think that made sense. A dad of six, […]

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