Losing teeth. It’s traumatic for them, cool for us, then cool for them, then just a revenue stream for enterprising younguns. I’ve written about it before, but back then (although it was traumatic) I was truly wowed by the process and excited because it meant my little guy was growing up a little bit. Now [...]
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Sometimes you just curl up and go to sleep. And sometimes you get the third degree. Tonight, I was asked the following before shutting down the operation and demanding silence: Dad? Why do I fart? What makes the fart come out? Are there hands in my butt that push my poop out, or is it [...]
Because he didn’t catch his business in his jammy zipper when he was getting ready for bed, which is more than I can say for my poor little boy. There’s nothing else to write about this, is there? Business. Zipper. You get it. NOTE TO SELF: What’s worse? Getting your berries snagged in the metal [...]
Another entry in the growing list of quick & simple ways to focus your papa power. Sick of board games? Desperately keeping the video monster at bay? Sometimes the answer is as simple as a tongue-twister. Begin with a classic: PETER PIPER [audio:http://www.daddyfactory.com/audio/twisters.peterpiper.mp3] Observe how — when a Rubber Baby is applied — the activity [...]
We were all together.
I woke up in the middle of the night recently and climbed the stairs to the kids’ rooms to check that they were still breathing. Sylvie’s room was dark and it was hard to see what position she’d crawled into, but I could make out four splayed limbs and heard a fluttering snore in the [...]
Daughter to Father: “Dad, let’s pretend that I’m a little girl and I’m your daughter. And let’s pretend that you’re my dad and we live in a house together. OK?” “OK.” “And pretend that you have a wife and I have a brother.” “I think that will be easy.” “And we all live together.” “We [...]
“Dad! I NEED HELLLLLPPPPP!
If I can make a kid feel this way, then I’ve done my job. For all the sleeplessness, the heartache and the worry, there are moments when you do something to evoke this look of wonder on your child’s face. Take them on a ride at Disney (as I did here). Treat them to a [...]
From the mouths of babes… a brother sums up his feelings for his sister over a bowl of Rice Crispies: “You are helpless, stupid, and never ending.” You can’t make this stuff up.