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44 Bad Parent Tattoos, But I Mean HORRIFICALLY Bad

Posted by on July 7th, 2017, under SNAPSHOTS

We’ve all got our opinions about tattoos. Some of us love ’em and some of us don’t, but it’s a safe bet that we can all sit down together and agree that these tattoos are just friggin’ awful. I completely understand that the love a parent has for their kid could create a strong impulse […]

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My Wife Just Said… #323

Posted by on July 3rd, 2017, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

Listen, we’ve been through this before. Threenagers. They’re brutal. Everything that’s hard about raising teenagers compacted into tiny, uncoordinated little bodies bent on hurting themselves. To complicate things, our son is somewhat speech delayed. When he gets angsty, things break down quickly. It’s not easy to navigate. Sometimes we just have to take things day […]

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28 Completely Unnecessarily Honest Notes from Kids

Posted by on June 16th, 2017, under SNAPSHOTS

The other day my 7-year-old son and I were headed home from an errand, and he asked me if we had time to play when we got home. I told him, sure, but when we started talking about what we would play, he started disqualifying certain things. “We shouldn’t play tag, because I know you’re […]

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My Wife Just Lost It… #320

Posted by on June 12th, 2017, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

In the fevered rush to get ready for summer break, sometimes you have a bit of an emotional break. Getting schooling and homework all done, projects, rehearsals for the end of school show, plus every other goddam thing in the life of a child wrangler, it can get to you. Everyone has their breaking point, […]

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Box of Imagination

Posted by on June 1st, 2017, under NOTEBOOK, SNAPSHOTS

Amazing comic by The Awkward Yeti, a must-follow (his Facebook). – Kids have wild and vibrant imaginations. Imaginations that also have some seriously long-distance endurance. Nearly any adult playing pretend or listening to a kid tell a story they’re making up as-they-go can start to look around with slightly frantic eyes after a while, looking […]

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My Wife Just Asked… #318

Posted by on May 29th, 2017, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

When you become a parent, your physical appearance can become a ridiculously low priority. Looking “good” is an expendable commodity we can trade for the precious few minutes we save ignoring it. This is especially true for moms and dads who are the primary caretaker of a youngling. Dressing up? Hah! Hilarious. A nice outfit? […]

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Cute Girl Has Hilarious Trouble Saying Th*cker

Posted by on May 17th, 2017, under VIDEOTAPE

When kids are little, and just start learning how to speak, you get all sort of priceless pronunciations. They use Ws for Ls, making adorable words like “wittle yewwow wemons.” They smash their Rs or drop them out, so they sound a cutely British when they refer to their “wed wace cahw.” Then there’s the […]

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My Wife Just Said… #316

Posted by on May 15th, 2017, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

Homework can be like the ghost of Schooling Past, come to haunt and torment parents as their kids rise through their schooling. While I applaud my 7-year-old’s eagerness for homework and I’m incredibly grateful he hasn’t developed a distaste for it (yet), my wife and I still internally moan a bit when the homework folder […]

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Caught in the iAct!

Posted by on May 9th, 2017, under VIDEOTAPE

Kids break things. It’s in their DNA. Okay, maybe it isn’t, but there’s a lot of klutziness between the time their little-human DNA becomes big-human DNA. We’ve all done it, as kids ourselves, and I think it’s fairly safe to say that every parent has experienced with their own kid. Committing some “crime” or accident, […]

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My Wife Just Said… #315

Posted by on May 8th, 2017, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

We are trying literally everything to potty train my three-year-old. We’ve heard from many other parents on the subject about their mysterious black magic ways of getting their kids to evacuate their bowels into a water whirlpool pot. Alas, my older son has started weighing in on the subject (as quoted above). I’m not sure […]

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