I am a stay at home dad with my two daughters who are a lot stronger than they look. When I'm not cooking, cleaning, dancing, reading, teaching, playing or protecting my eyes and groin, I am writing about this whole experience in all of its ridiculousness.
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It happened twice over the course of one week. Both times my wife told me that she needed to talk to me, that preface that almost never means an enjoyable conversation is to follow. Our daughters had approached her – … Continue reading
I have been a cranky bastard lately. Two weeks ago I threw my back out. I shudder even typing the words “threw my back out.” It itself is a statement that implies something altogether different than that sum of words … Continue reading
I’m exactly like everyone else. I run, walk and sit through my days. I think about stuff. I worry about big and little shit and then I remember that worrying is a complete waste of time. I try to do … Continue reading
Their feet race across the yard, across the patches of dirt and sand and weeds. Across what little grass is left. There is nowhere that they would rather be right now than in that imperfect yard in this imperfect world … Continue reading
I was probably twenty four years old and a class-A directionless goof. I had gone to some sort of reception with my dad at a local museum and saw her serving hot dogs, if my meaningless detail cortex is firing. … Continue reading
I told her that it doesn’t have to be so hard. I told her that it can just be easy, that she can just be easy. That life is good. That she has a lot to be happy about. But … Continue reading
“…trading magic for fact, no trade-backs. so this is what it’s like to be an adult. If he only knew now what he knew then.” I’m Open – Pearl Jam I found some feathers out on the back porch today. … Continue reading
Since becoming a parent I have found an endless number of lessons from my past that are directly applicable to my present and have helped me grow as a father and flow along with the insanity that is this journey. … Continue reading
Breathe. Soften your face. Relax your jaw. Stay quiet. Don’t waiver. And breathe. Sometimes I can barely remember this, let alone carry it out when I am faced with the full fury or unabashed defiance of my 3 and 4 … Continue reading