I’m am the undefeated, 365-time reigning LRF Champion. I know the Living Room Floor wrestling league isn’t as popular as the WWE, but in our house it’s huge! The kids come from all corners of the house to take on the champ. They try to sneak attack, they try to double team, they even try to use toys as weapons but they are no match for Dadatello. The Grownup Mutant Ninja Dad gets the best of them every time! Continue reading Dadatello, the professional wrestler.
Training wheels exist for our protection. They give us a safe environment and keep us from great bodily harm. They also hold us back and are only designed to be temporary.
Our five year old had shown zero interest in learning to ride his bike without training wheels. Continue reading Lose Your Training Wheels
Last year I had disassembled so many pallets and had so many lose boards laying around I began to rack my brain as to what I could do with these boards. One afternoon I thought up this art project idea to get the kids involved with. Continue reading DIY: Pallet Board Wall Art
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.
My second son loves train tracks. Specifically, riding over them in the car. You cannot believe how excited he gets to go over a train track. Every single time we go over a railroad crossing he acts like it’s the greatest moment of his life. The bumpier the crossing is the more he gets excited. My parents live a few counties over and we must cross over 5 crossings to get to their house. He times out the drive by how far away we are from the next railroad crossing. Continue reading Stop Talking
The 2nd annual Dad’s Day Out at the Zoo happened on New Year’s Eve this past year. What is Dad’s Day Out at the Zoo you ask? Well that’s when my good friend Casey and I take our kids to the Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens together. We’ve gone twice in two years 🙂 He just so happened to have a few days off from work and we were able to head over to the Zoo. Incidentally, Casey has his own blog about fatherhood. You owe it to yourself to check it out: Dashboard Dad. Continue reading It’s a Zoo out there!
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