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Baby Sleep Positions: 11-20

Posted by on December 11th, 2018, under NOTEBOOK

[ click the image to enlarge ] The term “co-sleeping” is an odd one, because it implies that sleep is actually happening. When the topic of the baby sleeping in the grown-up bed comes up, some parents or not-yet-parents will sneer and growl, “NEVER!” That’s their choice, to not co-sleep, or to be a jerk […]

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My Wife Just Truth Stared… #340

Posted by on May 31st, 2018, under "MY KID JUST SAID...", "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

We’ve all done it. The savagely unamused raised eyebrow. The “gimme a break” tilted head. When our kids get to a certain number of years in their careers as fibbers and exaggerators, we’ve called them out on their alternate facts enough times that it gets reduced to a simple stare we can beam at them. […]

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Military Hand Signals for Checking on a Sleeping Baby

Posted by on November 3rd, 2017, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS, SNAPSHOTS

It can be risky when it’s just you around your sleeping baby, to check on them or simply sneaking about your daily routine. The stakes are so high if you wake them. Now add your partner into the mix, and it’s even trickier. So, the art of silent communication becomes one of the tools we […]

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My Wife Just Said… #330

Posted by on September 5th, 2017, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

I have to imagine that other parents do this thing my wife and I do, when deciding what we’re going to watch. After the kid’s bedtime, and by that I mean, after he’s gotten up once or twenty times, when he actually goes to for-real sleep, we settle down for some of our own hard-earned […]

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Parenterms: “Calculatte”

Posted by on January 25th, 2017, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS, SNAPSHOTS

We’ve all done that late-night math to figure out how much sleep we’d get if we fell asleep right that second. Sadly for parents, this assumes you’ll sleep through until your alarm goes off. Hahahahahah! Ugh. It’s hard to figure out the sleep you’ll get when you have a living alarm clock with no snooze […]

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6AM TODDLER Energy Beverage (Bad Product Idea #20)

Posted by on June 21st, 2016, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS, SNAPSHOTS

​ ​One might think this was actually a good product idea. Maybe the best energy drink ever conceived, but no. So shower-cry sadly it is not. This energy drink wouldn’t turbocharge you with raw pulse-pounding power when you wanted it. 110% nope. Every kid-owner already knows. No matter what time of day or night, it’d […]

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My Wife Just Yawned… #269

Posted by on June 15th, 2016, under "MY WIFE JUST SAID..."

I guess I should be glad that she’s still willing to push through the exhaustion and power-lift her lead-heavy, kryptonite eyelids to stay up with me. Though, honestly, the number of shows episodes and ends of movies we’ve had to rematch because of this has to be in the triple digits now. She doesn’t snore, […]

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5 Frustrating Kid’s Bed Allergies

Posted by on April 22nd, 2016, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

This post is sponsored by Tempur Sealy, but all the crazy talk here is mine, to spread the word about Cocoon by Sealy’s unique frustration-reducing mattress solution.   Sure, these may not be “real” allergies, classified by “real” doctors. But, MAN, kids sure do make it seem like they are. Kids actually are great with […]

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“Sleeping” : Convos With My 5-Year-Old

Posted by on February 2nd, 2016, under VIDEOTAPE

The first thing that’s funny about this video is that it’s title: “Sleeping.” HAH! Ugh. The rest is pretty damned funny, too. It’s not funny when you’re experience a terrible night’s sleep because the kids have invaded your bed, but it’s funny to watch the misery unfold with two kids being played by grown men. […]

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Does Your Kid Have #Narkidlepsy?

Posted by on October 16th, 2015, under SNAPSHOTS

Yes, I freaking used a hashtag in a title of blog post. No, I don’t think the whole world is going to come crashing down because of it. Shall we press on? Simply put, I want to know if your kid falls asleep in the most random places and positions. Because my kids, while they […]

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