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“Bed Time” part 1 : Convos With My 4-Year-Old

Posted by on November 19th, 2014, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY

Ahhhhhhhh bedtime. Most new parents are surprised to discover that bedtime isn’t a specific point in time, but a theory, really. It’s more of a hypothetical range, starting with PJs and a bedtime story, and dragging a good distance across the face of a clock to conclude much later at deep, ragged sigh of relief […]

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Parenterms: “Grayllow”

Posted by on November 19th, 2014, under SNAPSHOTS

When “off white” is so far off that it has entered the whiteness relocation program and changed its name, it has probably changed its name to Grayllow. With any article of clothing that’s white, or close enough to wind up in the “lights” laundry pile, there’s a certain point when you can’t boil or bleach […]

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My Wife Just Said… #187

Posted by on November 17th, 2014, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“[Blah blah blah blah blah blah] …can you tell I’ve been alone too much today.” -Elizabeth   I was listening the whole time. The whooooooole time. Which was a really long time. I swear was listening, though! I’m not saying I didn’t run my hand through my hair or rub the bridge of my nose […]

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Grand Theft LEGO – Bad Product Idea #16

Posted by on November 13th, 2014, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS, SNAPSHOTS

Two fanatically popular video game series join forces to create, the crossover video game of the century, Grand Theft LEGO… “Derivative but so inspired…”— someone who probably needs a good dictionary   Race through the mean streets of Downtown LEGO City with your friends or just slap C4 on their backs, send them off and […]

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Parenterms: “Adultolescence”

Posted by on November 7th, 2014, under SNAPSHOTS

Adolescence refers to a person in the process of developing from a child into an adult, but the idea of what an “adult” is seems to have lost a lot of its former meaning. The more time marches on, the more it seems to skip and moonwalk, and we’re entering an “Age” where men and […]

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Memos to the Tooth Fairy

Posted by on November 5th, 2014, under NOTEBOOK, SNAPSHOTS

My 5yo son’s wiggly-jiggly tooth was recently liberated from his smile and he couldn’t wait to write a pillow-bound note to the Tooth Fairy. Here’s the text (uncorrected, to preserve the cuteness): Dear. TootH. Fairy. i Love you. My tooth FeLL. out. i wANt presents. tHANk you.   Short, polite and to the point. Adorable, […]

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My Wife Just Loud Voice Said… #185

Posted by on November 3rd, 2014, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“That wasn’t yelling, that was loud voice talking.” -Elizabeth   No one wants to feel like the crappiest parent ever, but you’d think parents adored feeling that way if you judged by how often we seem to go to there. In raising kids, sometimes the pressure mounts, nerves get frayed, limits get hit, and we […]

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Parenterms: “Poouquet”

Posted by on October 30th, 2014, under SNAPSHOTS

Like finely crafted wine, you can tell a lot by the fragrances of things, though in this case, a really groady cheese might be a more fitting analogy. Normally a wine’s bouquet refers not just to the first nostril impression of a particular grown-up grape juice, it also refers to the scent (or stank) it […]

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How to Be… the World’s Best Father?

Posted by on October 24th, 2014, under EXTERNAL USE ONLY, SNAPSHOTS

We tend to celebrate and poke fun at our insecurities, failures and doubts as dads on this website of ours, ironically named HowToBeADad.com, a place you can count on to never really tell you how to be a dad. At all. So, it’s no surprise that we love and wanted to share the brilliant photo […]

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Toilet Safety: Advanced Adult Toilet Training

Posted by on October 22nd, 2014, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

  After a person learns how to go by themselves, it’s like they’ve suddenly graduated and they’re left to figure out the rest on their own. But, besides kids learning to not have “accidents,” there’s way more to know about and avoid in the gentle art of going to the bathroom. Delta Faucet teamed up […]

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