How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad


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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My Kid Just Said… #38

Posted by on January 20th, 2014, under "MY KID JUST SAID..."

“Dis man hewped people become fwiends. Brown people, owange people, pink people… [lists every color possible]. All of dem.” -Finn (2013, 4 years old)   I asked him a simple question: “Why do we have a holiday on Monday?” My son has such an awesome take on race. Here’s hoping that one day, MLK’s dream […]

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My Kid Just Said… #37

Posted by on December 31st, 2013, under "MY KID JUST SAID..."

“What if I had boobies that made milk and then they blasted off like meteors?” [Walks away] -Finn (2013, 4 years old)   My son knows the finer points of anatomy, apparently. Or maybe just how my wife feels right now? Hope your New Year blasts off like a meteor!   – Previous My Kid […]

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My Wife Just Said… #140

Posted by on December 23rd, 2013, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“At least your coworkers aren’t yelling at you and chewing off your nipples.” -Avara   I went back to work briefly before our holiday break only two days after Avara had the baby. It was really hard to leave just for those few hours and I texted her to check in. She asked how I was […]

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My Wife Just Said… #138

Posted by on December 9th, 2013, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“There’s a brand new baby here at the doctor’s office and I started crying looking at him. Can you say SO PREGNANT?” -Avara   Again, what’s my excuse? I’m falling into the same trap I did last time of not sleeping enough before our baby came. Working too hard. – Previous “My Wife Just Said…”    […]

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Daddy Vader Says… Defend Yourself

Posted by on November 29th, 2013, under SNAPSHOTS

Even if parents can’t wield the Force to deliver wedgies or noogies or zerbers from across a long dining table, kids need to be taught that they should be on their guard at all times. The way you teach them this is by delivering sneak-attack tickles, wedgies, noogies or zerbers. They’ll pick it up right […]

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My Pregnant Wife Just Said… #136

Posted by on November 25th, 2013, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

“It feels like I’m carrying a bowling ball in my vagina.” -Avara   I can barely carry ping pong balls in my scrotum. That sounds like a real treat. – Previous “My Wife Just Said…”    Follow us on Facebook. It’s the best way to stay connected to us.

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