LEGOS Up The Nose, Or We Could Have Just Been Pet People

On today’s episode of “We Could Have Just Been Pet People”… Last night, as I was getting ready to head out to a parent/teacher conference for his big brother, SOMEONE (having decided his father didn’t have nearly enough stress in his life) SHOVED A DAMN LEGO UP HIS NOSTRIL. Not just a little bit up in there, either. DAMN NEAR UP TO THE SEPTUM. Now … Continue reading LEGOS Up The Nose, Or We Could Have Just Been Pet People

The Heroes Our Kids Deserve

“How can you bring children into a world where things like this happen?” Because of them.  The heroes who revealed themselves on September 11, 2001. The first responders who ran in headfirst to save those that could be saved. Far too many innocent lives were lost that day.  How many more would have been if not for those men and women? I can honestly look … Continue reading The Heroes Our Kids Deserve

I’m Dreaming of a Dad’s Snow Day

I’m dreaming of a Dad’s Snow Day, With every child’s sleepless night. When my head beats like a piston, and the kids won’t listen, Those buses can still run in the snow. I’m dreaming of a Dad’s Snow day. An empty house would be such a delight. Just one day would make everything better, and my chest feel not so tight. I’m dreaming of a … Continue reading I’m Dreaming of a Dad’s Snow Day

Dad’s Christmas Watch List

The holiday season is upon us, and with it will come a flurry of Hallmark Channel movies, Rankin Bass specials, and enough bubbly, dancing, carol singing animals to choke a Grinch with.  Let’s face it, holiday programming doesn’t exactly skew towards the Dad demographic.  Still, if you’re a good boy (and the wife and kids have gone off to sleep), there are still some silver screen gems … Continue reading Dad’s Christmas Watch List

Payback or What I Want From My Kids

Parenting can be a thankless job.  Sure we get Mother’s and Father’s Days, and every once in a while they’ll make us some little craft or art project out of the blue, but for the most part parenting is a one-way street.  We raise them, care for them, provide for them, and they go on about their lives never questioning the golden parachute that is … Continue reading Payback or What I Want From My Kids