How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad

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My Wife Just Said… #287

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

It really doesn’t seem to make too much sense when you get to Saturday afternoon and you feel like screaming, “Have fun dammit!” Especially if you’re saying it to yourself. Whipping yourself up into a psychotic froth in order to do fun or relaxing things is maybe just an eensy weeny bit counterintuitive, no? A […]

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My Wife Just Said… #285

Posted by on October 5th, 2016, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

Perhaps there are couples that complete each other’s sentences. Perhaps some pull jinxes all the time; saying the same things or answer the same way, together. Perhaps they put on the same song simultaneously or some such seemingly magical, psychic connection. There certainly are couples who know each other’s idiosyncrasies, preferences and personalities so well […]

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My Wife Just Said… #283

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

No one wants to be that nutty parent with fevered spittle flying off their lips as they scream unheard tips and cheers from the sidelines to their kid. But that doesn’t seem to stop them. It’s hard not to get swept up in the game when your kid is playing, to be so invested that […]

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My Wife Just Said Sorry… #281

Posted by on September 5th, 2016, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

Marriage is an emotional extreme sport by itself. Add kids into the obstacle course and tensions can run hot. Occasional blowups aren’t a shocker when a stress-abundant and sleep-deficient couple start talking about a touchy topic. Humor has always been the best flame-retardant for us. A sudden ridiculous face with a terrible foreign accent or […]

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My Wife Just Sniffed… #279

Posted by on August 22nd, 2016, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

I’m not sure if all the organic food my family buys seems to go bad faster than non-organic because it actually does or because of the demonic laughter I can hear taunting me from the empty void in my bank account. Whatever the case may be, my wife is a little bit very extremely cautious […]

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My Wife Just Wished… #277

Posted by on August 8th, 2016, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

Once they have kids, most kid-bearers are acquainted with the resultant hair thinning and slower growth, whether it’s from hormone changes for the mom, male pattern thinning for dad, or frustratedly pulling it out in clumps for both. Men may generally experience more hairlessness than women, but there’s a cruel sort of fake-out double-cross that […]

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My Wife Just Used The Mommy Voice… #275

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

He’d been repeatedly yanking the dog’s tail when they were playing and that can go wrong fast, in a few ways, so we were getting a little fed up with him doing it. She definitely used her “Mommy Voice” on him and he cried mostly out of guilt that he’d done it again and because… […]

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My Wife Just Aged… #273

Posted by on July 11th, 2016, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

She didn’t want a big deal made about her birthday, she’s not a huge fan of adding years onto her age. Recently a waitress asked our son how old he was and, with the clueless honesty of extreme youth, he told her that he was almost seven, and that he keeps getting older but his […]

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My Wife Just Said… #271

Posted by on June 27th, 2016, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

I can’t really contradict her. Not when I have days where my zipper was down more than it was up. And, it’s true, there’s also my lovely fart-singing voice. We live in a world where adulthood isn’t the pressed slacks and wingtip shoes it used to be. For a lot of us, now it’s a […]

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My Wife Just Yawned… #269

Posted by on June 15th, 2016, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

I guess I should be glad that she’s still willing to push through the exhaustion and power-lift her lead-heavy, kryptonite eyelids to stay up with me. Though, honestly, the number of shows episodes and ends of movies we’ve had to rematch because of this has to be in the triple digits now. She doesn’t snore, […]

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