Rules apply differently to toddlers, as anyone with a toddler can attest. They regularly say and do the most unexpected and socially unacceptable things. Often it’s humorous and innocent since they are just beginning to develop their understanding of the world. As it turns out, they can get away with things that an adult simply cannot. As I’ve watched my kids grow I’ve taken note of several things they (mostly) get away with that I would not be able to.
Announce potty trips
It’s not a big deal for a toddler (especially a recently potty trained toddler) to quit whatever it is they are doing and make a loud proclamation that they are going to the bathroom. They could be in the middle of a game, puzzle or the grocery store when all of a sudden Continue reading 6 Things Toddlers Can Say & Do That Adults Can’t
With the Super Bowl just around the corner I decided to think back about all those lessons I learned playing football as a kid and see how they apply to fatherhood.
Sometimes what you originally had planned just isn’t going to work out. Continue reading 8 ways football taught me how to be a better dad.
I’m sorry that sometimes I complained about you being too hot. I was just kidding. I really miss the beach. I miss being almost tan. I miss teaching my boys how to ride on a boogie board. I miss getting sand all in my car after spending hours at the beach. Ok, wait a minute, Continue reading Dear Summer, I miss you!
I’m not sure how anyone else feels about it, but this parenting thing is exhausting. Particularly at the young age that my kids are at, I need to help them with so many things. We have so many appointments and events it’s hard to keep track of them all. On top of just trying to keep my kids alive I’m also trying to teach them how to be respectful, caring human beings. I’m by no means perfect and some days it seems like I fail more than I succeed. After 3 years of being a stay at home dad I can share with you some of the ways I try to make my life easier, maintain my sanity and become a better parent. Continue reading I know I left my sanity around here somewhere.
Growing up, nearly everyday after school my father would take me out to the back porch and proceed to beat me. He got so good at it, sometimes he would take a paddle in each hand and alternate one after another. I lost count of how many times he beat me. I was powerless to stop him, he was bigger, stronger and faster. Then one day the unthinkable happened. One day I beat him. Things were forever changed. Continue reading I beat my kids
As a Stay-at-Home Dad of 4 little kids, I can use all the help I can get to make my life easier. One thing I lean on heavily to help me keep it together is my iPhone. With a couple million apps out there in the app store it can be a little daunting to sort through them all. Over the past several years I have found myself relying heavily on a few apps and I wanted to share those with everyone in hopes that I can help someone out. The good thing is most of these are free. Continue reading Top Stay-at-Home-Dad Apps
Have you ever lied about your age? As a kid and teenager I was always trying to look and act older. My best friend and I would regularly tell girls we would meet that we were a year or two older than we actually were. In turn we expected that girls were doing that to us as well and we had a “subtract at least two years” policy for whatever age a girl said she was. It was tricky at times because when we were 14 we couldn’t really say we were 16, or then we’d have to explain why we didn’t have our drivers license yet. And when we were 16 we couldn’t say we were 18 or it might come up that we couldn’t get into some 18 and up dance club. It’s a delicate balance to keep track of all your lies to strangers. At some point in life, however, the lie flips. No one wants to add years to their age, they are trying to take them off.
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