How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad

Scrabble Scribble comics

Sleep – Scrabble Scribble #16

Posted by on June 9th, 2015, under SNAPSHOTS

Whether it’s a cruel wake up call at 4:00am or a brutally sudden interruption of an attempted nap, kids can be relied upon to bring about the swift extinction of the already endangered species of their parents’ sleep. A close friend told me recently that one morning his kids got up way too early (so […]

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Wallet – Scrabble Scribble #15

Posted by on March 26th, 2015, under SNAPSHOTS

Every kid picks up and makes up various symbols of adulthood. Things that say they’re all growed-up. They can clearly see that there are some pretty cool things we vertically-superior people can do that they can’t. As well as things we DON’T have to do. Terrible things like holding hands when crossing a street, sit […]

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Borned – Scrabble Scribble #14

Posted by on January 30th, 2015, under SNAPSHOTS

It can be incredibly hard for kids to imagine their parents as children. Which is weird if you think about it, since they can imagine that a potato is a sword. But also not so weird, when you consider that you’ve been a towering giant (though steadily shrinking) to them the entire time they’ve known […]

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Darkness – Scrabble Scribble #13

Posted by on December 9th, 2014, under SNAPSHOTS

Are you afraid of the dark? Well, maybe you aren’t anymore. Or maybe you are. Maybe it’s only after you watch a pea-soup-splosion like the Exorcist or some nutty mind job like The Ring. That movie had me doing heebie-jeebie leaps onto the bed for a couple months, y’know, in case some broken-nailed hand tried […]

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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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Bathroom Privacy – Scrabble Scribble #11

Posted by on September 30th, 2014, under SNAPSHOTS

  Kids have a very particular set of skills; skills they have acquired over the entirety of their young lives. Skills that make them a nightmare for people like you and me; parents. No matter what you do, they will look for you, they will find you, and they will do and say ALL OF […]

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Scareded – Scrabble Scribble #10

Posted by on July 23rd, 2014, under SNAPSHOTS

  The most innocent things can backfire on parents. There’s really no “winning” with kids. No sure formula. What was delicious today may be the worst thing they’ve ever eaten tomorrow. A lullaby might send them to sleep or to the mad house. Seriously. I laughed at my son’s joke the other day and he […]

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Juicebag – Scrabble Scribble #9

Posted by on July 8th, 2014, under SNAPSHOTS

  You’re there. Life is happening to you. You respond. And your kid observes attentively. A reckless automobastard cutting you off for no good reason; a ferocious toy attacking your poor unsuspecting toe; a lengthy support call (that was aaaaaaaaaall call and no support) suddenly dropping off. Occasionally, some dirt hits the kid-filter so hard […]

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Kid’s Day – Scrabble Scribble #8

Posted by on June 13th, 2014, under SNAPSHOTS

  It makes sense when you think about it from a kid’s perspective: there’s a Mother’s Day and a Father’s Day, so why not a Kid’s Day, right? Totally right, if it weren’t for all of the wrongness that comes from the fact that we parents spend every single one of our days slaving to […]

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Kid Photo – Scrabble Scribble #7

Posted by on May 29th, 2014, under SNAPSHOTS

  There’s a point everyone comes to when taking pictures of their kid; when the little drool-machine finally GETS what that little shiny thing in their parent’s hand is doing. > click! < What the response is to this newfound knowledge varies from kid to kid, of course, but the genie’s out of the bottle. […]

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