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My Kid Just Said… #40

Posted by on March 12th, 2014, under "MY KID JUST SAID..."

“Soooo… how was the wedding?” [confused looks] “…Yours and Mommy’s.” -Lucas (2013, 4.5 years old)   It just sort of took us by surprise because it came completely out of nowhere. We both riffled through our crappy parent memories for what wedding he could be talking about. Once he clarified, we both shared a long, […]

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My Wife Just Texted… #151

Posted by on March 10th, 2014, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

So it wasn’t my wife who texted me, but I’ll be honest, I actually stared at this for a solid clueless minute before I replied. I guess I was trying to wring some kind of sense out it, like it was some kind of ancient Egyptian scroll of hieroglyphs my wife had written in emojis. […]

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My Kid Just Said… #39

Posted by on February 14th, 2014, under "MY KID JUST SAID..."

“I watewwed da pwants!” [Big smile] “…By going PEE PEE!” -Lucas (2013, 4 years old)  This was the first time my littlest son peed outside. On nature (neighborhood shrubs count as nature, right?). We’ve all had it happen. No bathroom. No diaper. Not enough time to make it to either. One can almost hear the […]

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My Kid Just Said… #36

Posted by on December 26th, 2013, under "MY KID JUST SAID..."

“Wisten wisten. Okay. I have an agweement wiv you. Wisten. If I eat one two bites and you build all my toys den we can wets pway and I get a cookie. Okay? Okay!” [Walks away] -Lucas (2013, 4.5 years old)   He sounded like a big league negotiator. There was no room for argument […]

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My Kid Just Called… #35

Posted by on December 10th, 2013, under "MY KID JUST SAID..."

“Just come home, Dad. [not Daddy!] The cwock says 20:30. Come home now fwom yo twip. Okay good, see you soon, bye.” [Click] -Lucas (2013, 4.5 years old)   I was in Mississippi on the last day of a short work-caytion. I talked to the little lad multiple times each day, but he was still […]

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My Kid Just Said… #34

Posted by on November 28th, 2013, under "MY KID JUST SAID..."

“Dis dinner tastes wike horse.” -Lucas (2013, 4 years old)   It was an insult so innocent and random that it wasn’t at all insulting; if it even was intended as a complaint. He made it sound like it was a positive thing. Unfortunately for my wife, our laughter was loud and long enough that […]

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My Kid Just Wished… #33

Posted by on November 21st, 2013, under "MY KID JUST SAID..."

“When I grow up, I don’t want to grow up.” -Lucas (2013, 4 years old)  Wishing on your birthday cake to never grow up probably breaks some Wish Law but I’m good with that if that’s the worst law he ever breaks. It started with him standing on a step stool. He had as much […]

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My Kid Just DUHed… #31

Posted by on November 1st, 2013, under "MY KID JUST SAID..."

“I wost my toy.” Me: Oh where’d you lose it? “Uhhhh. I can’t teww you dat… because I wost it.” -Lucas (2013, 4 years old)  I just got thoroughly schooled in some duh logic by my little lad. As per usual. They’re great; little kids. Like a miniature version of Captain Obvious. DUH!* * I […]

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My Wife Just Said… #129

Posted by on October 7th, 2013, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

[Said to my parents] “It’s both of your faults. Him.” [Referring to me] -Elizabeth   We all exploded with laughter at the way she’d put it. Later that night, I stared at our 4yo son running around in circles as he stuck his tongue out and screamed gibberish. I turned to Lizzie, hugged her and […]

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The Family Pet… Robot

Posted by on September 27th, 2013, under NOTEBOOK

  When the question of whether we should get a family dog or cat came up, I admit I pinched the bridge of my nose and sighed a little bit. Okay, a LOTtle bit. I’ve had a Beastmaster level of family pets. Mammals, reptiles, birds, amphibians, fish oh my! I even tried to keep captured […]

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