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My Wife Just Texted… #191

Posted by on December 15th, 2014, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

  A classic example of a “teacher” writing to a parent about the vital need for a child to bone up on video games. Look it’s even got two bold exclamation points!! Totally legit. When little kids fake messages from their teacher or from one parent to the other or from an imaginary pony, it’s […]

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Peanuts – Scrabble Scribble #12

Posted by on November 25th, 2014, under SNAPSHOTS

  You don’t want your head to explode trying to hold it in, but you know it’s wrong to laugh. And that, as a result, they’re just going to say it over and over for a month and in all the most public or inappropriate places. Even knowing this, though, sometimes your can kids say […]

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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 Kid Just Said… #56

Posted by on October 28th, 2014, under "MY KID JUST SAID..."

“I gonna take dis gwass of water an’ pour it in dat bowl of dirt. Because… ya aaaaaaalways need mud.” -Lucas (2013, 5 years old)   My cheeks cramped from smiling after he said this, but I kept watching with my spasmodic smirk as he happily turned dirt into mud with water, and my brow […]

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My Kid Just Said… #55

Posted by on August 22nd, 2014, under "MY KID JUST SAID..."

“Daddy? How does Dark Vader eat?” -Lucas (2014, 5 years old)   To answer your question: the Disney store. That’s where we got these ridiculously amazing PJs. (ALSO IT HAS A TINY DETACHABLE CAPE!) There he stood, my little Dark Vader in his new PJs. My feelings were conflicted at first, the wincing inner nerd […]

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My Kid Just TEXTED… #53

Posted by on August 7th, 2014, under "MY KID JUST SAID..."

The first “text” my youngest son sent me looked more like someone poured water on my wife’s phone. This was the first text exchange with my youngest son, Lucas, 5 years old. Well… the first one that made sense. Sort of. My two older boys were already learning advanced math when they got their phones, […]

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My Kid Just Said… #51

Posted by on July 16th, 2014, under "MY KID JUST SAID..."

“I gonna lay off food for a while.” -Lucas (2014, 5 years old)   Hearing this from my 5-year-old beanpole of a son was a definite “Wait what!?” moment. You see, saying “going to” implies that one isn’t already doing it. Since birth.   – Previous My Kid Just Said What a kid would do […]

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My Wife and Kid Just Said… #167

Posted by on July 1st, 2014, under "MY KID JUST SAID...", "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

Wife: “No, I don’t have a penis. I have a vagina.”   Son: “A bagina? Where does the pee come out???”   Wife: “There’s a… hole.”   Son: “In you butt?”   Wife: “No, the front… The fluffy part.”   Listening to my wife, Lizze, and my youngest son Lucas (5yo), I wanted to laugh […]

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What We See vs What He Sees

Posted by on June 18th, 2014, under NOTEBOOK

This post is a partnership between Dyson and HowToBeADad.com   Even before he could walk, my youngest son loved “cleaning.” His first obsession toy was a hand vacuum. After he burned out the battery from sheer use, I began to wonder if this was a sign of a future calling. I’ll admit I tilted my […]

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My Kid Just Said… #49

Posted by on May 23rd, 2014, under "MY KID JUST SAID..."

“Wake up wake up good mohning! It’s fwee five eweven o’cwock. You can cwose yo eyes again, I’m done tawking. G’night!”-Lucas (2014, 4.5 years old)    It’s 35:11 o’clock. Do you know where your good night’s sleep is? I probably mumbled something really intelligent like: Whu? Whu time’s it? Whu’s hmmmrphumph still dark… mmrphh… back […]

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