How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad


My Kid Just Said… #48

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

“We should rename Arden. His new name should be Squeaky Cheeks.” -Finn (2014, 4.5 years old)  Coming up with Arden’s name was pretty difficult. I think choosing boys’ names is actually harder than choosing a girl’s for some reason. Not sure why exactly, but there’s so much history with a boy’s name for me. I […]

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My Kid Just Said… #46

Posted by on April 30th, 2014, under "MY KID JUST SAID..."

“When I’m a grandpa and you’re a baby again, I’m going to give you lots of toys.” -Finn (2014, 4.5 years old)   My son’s concept of time is… interesting. “Yesterday” could mean two years ago or two minutes ago as far as he’s concerned. It would give Einstein a heart attack and make Carl […]

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My Kid Just Said… #45

Posted by on April 18th, 2014, under "MY KID JUST SAID..."

“”Why does she sound like Darth Vader?” -Finn (2014, 4.5 years old)   Children oversimplify things. It’s just what they roll. My son was out with my wife while she ran some errands. A lady came up to them and asked them a question. She must’ve had some previous esophageal cancer or larynx ailment because […]

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My Wife Just Texted… #156

Posted by on April 14th, 2014, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

My wife and I meet in the middle on many things. Sometimes, it’s compromise. But most often we have the exact same thought about situations, people and decision-making. It’s a good thing we’re both geeks because neither of us would be a catch outside of our own geeky world. And by that I mean me. […]

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My Kid Just Said… #41

Posted by on March 19th, 2014, under "MY KID JUST SAID..."

“I was dreaming of crushing.” -Finn (2013, 4 years old)   Earthquake damage in our house. The earthquake had just hit on Monday morning and I was on the other side of our house. I ran to my son’s room in about two strides. He was fine, and Avara made it to the room too. […]

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My Wife Just Texted… #152

Posted by on March 17th, 2014, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

My son comes from a long line of sub-par sleepers. Growing up, I had every sort of parasomnia you could imagine: sleepwalking, sleep-talking, night sweats, night terrors — the whole deal. I once peed in someone’s sink thinking it was a toilet. And it wasn’t college. I was 8-years-old. Hopefully, Finn won’t have the same […]

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Daddy Vader Says… No Escape

Posted by on March 7th, 2014, under SNAPSHOTS

Hhhhhhhooo-pahhhh…Hhhhhhhooo-pahhhh…Hhhhhhhooo-pahhhh… Yeah, the breathing is really ominous, sure. But it’s the things Daddy Vader says in between all the robotic huffing and puffing that gets an Imperial officer or a child shaking in their boots. Especially if they’ve just let a rebel ship get away, or because they need to “turn a frown upside down” […]

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Daddy Vader Says… Victory

Posted by on February 14th, 2014, under SNAPSHOTS

When you’re a kid, parents can be a little like Daddy Vader. Incredibly rad but at the same time intimidating in a way. Playing card games with him has to be a little more exciting than with anyone else. When he throws down, it’s a little more down than anyone else, right? At least when […]

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My Wife Just Said… #146

Posted by on February 3rd, 2014, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“I think Mother Nature was really pissed off the day she created cilantro, because that stuff tastes like s**t.” -Avara   I enjoy cilantro. My wife does not. These are the trials that test a marriage. You’re charged with keeping the details of your partner’s tastes, habits and desires in your head at all times. Or […]

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My Wife Just Said… #144

Posted by on January 22nd, 2014, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“Arden’s umbilical cord finally fell off this morning at 4am (sleep is highly overrated). Feeling strangely emotional about it, but excited for the many soothing baths to come!” -Avara   There are certain milestones that mark the passage of time in a family’s life. Sure, they may smell a bit cheesy, but with an equally cheesy […]

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