What have I learned in six years of fatherhood? That a good portion of parenting appears to consist of screwing up, doing your best to make sure your kids don’t see you screwing up, and praying that you do better the next time you think you’re about to screw up. I still find it mystifying that video games come with instruction guides but children don’t. … Continue reading I Screw Up A Lot
What does it mean to be “Dad”? It means I’m the first face they see in the morning. I’m the last face they see at night. I’m the one who wakes up at 3am when they’re thirsty, or sick, or scared. I’m a talking dog, a sidekick, a spooky ghost, or whatever other part needs playing in my 3 yr. old’s latest adventure I’m … Continue reading What It Means to be Dad
Over the weekend, some dear friends invited us to their little boy’s first birthday party. I try never to miss these things. First of all, it gives us the chance to catch up with friends that we hardly ever see due to the fact that we have all become indentured servants to our respective tiny overlords. Second, it gives us the opportunity to get … Continue reading Ain’t That a Kick In the Head….
(Author’s note: the names have been changed to protect me from the gentlemen who would rightly give me a beating for talking about them. Love you guys!) With Father’s Day coming up, I find myself reflecting on the crazy train I’ve been riding on the past four years. When I look back, it’s a minor miracle that I have managed to actually keep myself, let … Continue reading Forefathers
Boys, Promises are a tricky thing when you’re a dad. I want so much for you that sometimes I worry that I’ll fall into the trap of promising things that I have no chance of delivering, just because I don’t want to crush your little dreams. Of course that ends up happening anyway once I can’t deliver. Promising and not delivering actually ends up making things worse, because now not only are you disappointed, … Continue reading Promises To My Boys