How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad

Avara

My Wife Just Said… #313

Posted by on April 24th, 2017, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

This boy😍 P.S. He picked the flower for my hair❤️ A post shared by Avara Capen (@ithrowtp) on Apr 16, 2017 at 12:27am PDT We just went camping for the first time as a whole family yesterday. When you’re outside of your normal surrounds, it’s easy to tell what kind of person you are. You […]

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My Wife Just Said… #309

Posted by on March 27th, 2017, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

My wife and I have been together for almost 17 years. We share a lot of common obsessions and interests. Sure, we diverge on certain topics but who doesn’t? This weekend proved to be a realization of our secret, hidden obsessions. We finally came clean with each other about our love for pie crust. Pie […]

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My Wife Just Said… #307

Posted by on March 13th, 2017, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“Hmmm… To be an adult or not? #choices #unicornsftw” –Avara   The choice is pretty clear, right? Given the choice between a unicorn and NOT A FREAKING unicorn, why would anyone choose not-at-all-a-unicorn for any kind of bandage? And for the record: not-adulting is pretty awesome sometimes. PS: You should by my friend’s book she illustrated. […]

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My Wife Just Said… #298

Posted by on January 2nd, 2017, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

Both of our kids have had hair that made Tarzan looks like a corporate officer. For some reason, my wife just hated cutting their hair. I can’t blame her because she made two cute, little hippies but there was a varying amount of confusion about them because of their hair. Sure, we joke about man […]

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My Wife Just Said… #296

Posted by on December 19th, 2016, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

Second children are so fascinating. Things you thought were easy, are hard. Things you thought you knew aren’t the case. And things you thought would be hard, end up being the easiest aspects of parenting them. My youngest is the polar opposite of my older son. They require such different parenting styles that I feel […]

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My Wife Just Said… #274

Posted by on July 18th, 2016, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

I don’t know what to do. Ground him? Staple his pant legs to a chair? Stop time? How do we prevent our children from growing up too fast without stunting everything that makes them fun to watch grow up? I guess we can’t have it both ways, so we just get to cling to the […]

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My Wife Just Said… #272

Posted by on July 4th, 2016, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

On Independence Day, of all days, we declare our dependence on things like scales and Apple watches and Fitbits to help keep us in check. I know weighing yourself isn’t the end-all of health, but we’ve hit a new low (or high) of health unconsciousness. So to celebrate, we’re eating barbecue and chips! – More […]

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My Wife Just Said… #266

Posted by on May 23rd, 2016, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

If I were a man who cared more about scores and numbers, this would make me crazy. It’s not that Avara’s doing to get revenge (well, maybe just a little bit), but it’s because this is an activity we enjoy doing together. Sometimes, Finn and I play video games together. He tanks my percentages, my […]

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My Wife Just Said… #264

Posted by on May 9th, 2016, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

Pull up a seat, boys and girls. You see, after you have kids, hell even before that, there’s a period of time where you may eat a bit more than you used to or is even reasonable. For me, I gained weight at every step while my wife was pregnant. Both times. But here we […]

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My Wife Just Said… #262

Posted by on April 25th, 2016, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“Cuddles. Get ’em when you can.❤” –Avara   The older your kids get, the faster and more painfully distant they can become. I know I’m whiling away the hours and days before my sons push off into the vast seas of young adulthood. They will never know what it’s like to have a father who couldn’t […]

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