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My Wife Just Said… #245

Posted by on December 28th, 2015, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

[Whispering] “I’m so sorry. He said he reeeeeally wanted Monopoly.” –Elizabeth   She said this after he tore off the wrapping paper and gasped with joy. I mouthed, “You owe me.” We both totally knew that I was the one who was going to be playing it with him. And by playing it with him, […]

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Board Game Ragers

Posted by on October 9th, 2015, under SNAPSHOTS

Comic by According to Devin.   I used to loooooove board games as a kid. Still do. Oh the sweet, cardboardy smell of the package! The satisfaction of slowly removing the top with that corner taped-up from an invariable accidental foot stomp! The thrill of setting up the pieces, anxiously hoping they all made it […]

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Hilarious First Game of Chess (VIDEO)

Posted by on October 1st, 2015, under VIDEOTAPE

The other day I discovered someone had started teaching my 6yo son how to play chess! So, we dusted off the old marble and brass decorative chess set we’d jammed in a closet after the last move and set it up. He’s well into the “I KNOW, DAD!” phase, and since I had no idea […]

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36 Toddler Hide-And-Seek Masters! (Not Really)

Posted by on March 3rd, 2015, under SNAPSHOTS

The ability for kids to simply vanish into thin air is really the stuff of myth and legend. It’s like they’re tiny walking/toddling, talking/babbling mythological creatures! Living, breathing mirages! Elusive, giggling little optical illusions! Scroll through these photos and see if you can spot these maniacally genius hiders as they fold space and bend minds […]

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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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TODDLER BINGO! Because Parents Deserve to Win Something

Posted by on August 19th, 2014, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS, SNAPSHOTS

The thing about playing Bingo is that you’re going to go through an epic crap ton of numbers before anyone hits five in a row. The same is true for Toddler Bingo. Parents will experience a vast array of toddlerisms before they hit the jackpot. Refusing to eat something, wanting to eat things they shouldn’t, […]

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Daddy Vader Says… Rank Side of the Force

Posted by on July 25th, 2014, under SNAPSHOTS

Sometimes your baby or child does things that impress you beyond the normal “wow, he squeezed my finger” or “holy crap, she ate the whole thing!” Stuff that’s extraordinary. These achievements can even get you thinking they’re prodigies at something, or what they’ve done is somehow foreshadowing of some specific future for them, some destiny. […]

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Play Games… WITH PIZZA!

Posted by on July 18th, 2014, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

  The DiGeniuses at DiGiorno® helped us bring you this post, but the ideas are purely the symptoms of my own hunger and insanity and are intended for entertainment purposes only. Please operate pizza responsibly!   It’s generally agreed that kids shouldn’t play with their food. This probably comes from the fact that kids’ hands […]

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Hunting For Treasure In L.A.

Posted by on June 26th, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

The other day, I took my boys on a treasure hunt — an actual hunt for actual treasure. And as we crisscrossed Hollywood on the trail of [REDACTED], we naturally discussed aliens. Well, one alien in particular… Let me explain. In the film Earth to Echo, a group of kids discover a mysterious life-form and […]

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An Honest Modern-Day Kids’ Fashion Paper Doll

Posted by on May 21st, 2014, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS, SNAPSHOTS

Paper dolls have been around since forever, or the mid-18th century (close enough to forever). Little printed playthings you could cut out and dress up in coordinated outfits, luxurious new fashions, with PAIRS of the same socks and shoes, etc. Pure fantasy. It’s not that anyone who grows up really tires of fantasy and escape. […]

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