How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad

A Decade

Posted by on April 4th, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

Ten years ago, I eloped with a girl who honestly should’ve known better. Through all of my hardships and successes, my insanity and creativity — she stuck with me. Thank you for your unequaled support and love, Avara. I’m better for having known you. Love, Dingle AKA Doodle AKA Shmoop AKA Skiddy AKA Doo AKA […]

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You’ll Want to be an Action Movie Kid Soooooo Bad!

Posted by on April 3rd, 2014, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

It’s pretty much impossible to be a kid and not dream of being an action hero or superhero. They’re just so calm, cool and drive the best friggin’ cars. Daniel Hashimoto is a father and an After Effects genius who works for DreamWorks. He used his special effects skills to make 10-15 second videos of […]

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My Kid Just Said… #43

Posted by on April 2nd, 2014, under "MY KID JUST SAID..."

“I like Arden more than Lightning McQueen. And the entire universe.” -Finn (2014, 4 years old)   These two are ridiculous. Can you even take it? I’ve told everyone who’s asked that I knew I would have two brothers if we had two kids. Whether it’s karmic or just the luck of the draw, it […]

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Some Mistakes Are Like Diamonds and Last Forever

Posted by on April 1st, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

Okay so… Monday morning we woke up with the worst hangovers of our lives and very little recollection of the previous night. But we each had a reminder of the evening’s shenanigans. Tattoos. Matching f**king tattoos. Of our WEBSITE LOGO. Don’t worry, it gets even shittier. Here’s how it began. Rossshes aaare red. Wine issh […]

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My Wife Just Said… #154

Posted by on March 31st, 2014, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“Is there a class called ‘How to burp a sleeping baby without waking them up’?… cause sign me up!” -Avara   The riddles of parenting are many and dumb. Parenting is such a beautiful and bothersome thing. It can take everything you’ve got, and then it asks for more. Sure, there are lots of rewards and […]

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An Online Event Like You’ve Never Seen Before

Posted by on March 28th, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

This is an online event unlike anything you’ve been part of before, or anything we’ve EVER done. It’s going to be insanely amazing. Insanzing? What happens when you combine $2,500 in Twitter party prizes, a custom movie poster grand prize giveaway AND audience-driven nearly-live improv comedy hosted by former SNL cast member, Rachel Dratch, for […]

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Maximumble: Is this your punishment or mine?

Posted by on March 27th, 2014, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

  This comic has me wondering if its creator, Chris Hallbeck, is pretty much a psychic or some kind of wise man. I know I’ve leveled privilege-removing threats at my kids and been mentally praying to myself that it works, because if it doesn’t… ugh. So much more work. It’s like a bluff almost. When […]

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The Evolutionary Progress of Kids’ Games

Posted by on March 26th, 2014, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

Listen, I’m not one of those old men sitting in his boxers on the porch spraying people with a hose as they walk all over his lawn. Okay, fine. I am, but with that completely aside, are kids today too coddled and catered to? I think the answer is “yes” and now I have unequivocal […]

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My Batkid Just Said… #42

Posted by on March 25th, 2014, under "MY KID JUST SAID..."

“Weww… I din’n’t actuaw-wy save da city.” But you saved me. “Why?” You just did. “Oh!” [Runs off smiling] -Lucas (2014, 4.5 years old)   He’s such a well-mannered little superhero. It’s funny to think that our kids will never really know how much they saved us. Even when they have their own kids, I […]

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My Wife Just Said… #153

Posted by on March 24th, 2014, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

[Explaining to our littlest son how trees eat] “Well… The roots are like the mouth of the tree… And I guess the leaves are like… the butthole?”” -Elizabeth   Maybe my wife isn’t the most knowledgeable gardener, but she’s my absolute favorite gardener.   – Previous “My Wife Just Said…” When your kid is asleep […]

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