BOY: Dad, why do superheroes have to have theme songs? ME: Um… to get ready for action? Surely some of you can do better?
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To the extent that I obsess over the presidential election right now, my kids trump me a thousand times over with Pokémon. I’m worried about the fate of our economy, our standing in the world, and the drop in overall intelligence and rise in intolerance among otherwise seemingly nice American folk. These are big issues, [...]
That’s right, kids: it’s another amazing installment in the big list of brilliant brainstorms and sensational strategies inspired by the philosophical fuel that keeps the DaddyFactory up and running: Father First. I’ve been lying to my kids. I can’t help it. It started when the WB Network, in all its inglorious wisdom, took Krypto the [...]
The other day I picked up my 3-year old daughter and she started pounding on my chest. “Put me down! Put me down you overgrown swamp rat!” “Sylvie! What did you just call me?” I asked, wondering if I’d heard her correctly. “An overgrown swamp rat!” she said, in a 3-year old kind of lisp [...]
Last night, for Halloween, Sam was Superboy and Sylvie was a pig. Sylvie loves pigs. Sylvie has piggy socks, piggy slippers, piggy books, and many other porcine trinkets. But the powerfulness of Sam’s superhero stature made her think twice about her little soft, pink piggy costume and she decided to become Super Spider Pig. Super [...]
Does your day ever end like this? “Tell me a story.” “I just read you two books.” “But I want a story. A superhero story.” “Not now.” “Yes now.” “Boy, I’d love to, but I’m just too tired. Tomorrow.” “Pretty please? With sugar and honey?” “Not tonight.” “I don’t like you any more.” Well, mine [...]