No. We wanted two. We got two. We’re set.
And as I’ve said before, whenever my wife holds a friend’s newborn and I see a look in her eye like she misses having a baby, I hand her a margarita and keep them coming until the feeling passes.
But, you’re not crazy to want a fourth kid. Who cares what people say? To each his or her own. Anyway, it’ll just mean more margaritas for us.
No, I didn’t know. I recently said in an interview I don’t really think about what people would like. Mostly because:
- Doing so removes any joy from this process
- I’m always wrong anyway
I just write stuff I think is funny/honest/ebullient/flatulent. If people agree or like it, (as they did with CTFD) that’s just an added bonus.
I start by whining, then I follow with some unhelpful comments like, “Holy crap, did you get any of that food in your mouth?”
Really, though, we clean the table first and let the kids remain caked in food until bedtime. Sometimes, we just send them to bed with a replenishing marinara face mask.
The Moon. Or Narnia.
If you’re in town for just a few days, I think the pier and one of the studios might be enough. Depending on where you’re staying, getting to and exploring the pier can be a full day. And (LegoLand isn’t exactly close by.) For an inexpensive, yet entertaining activity, you should check out Hollywood Blvd. It’s a freakshow.
And good luck with the CTFD stuff. Let me know if you figure it out. I’m still trying.
I can burp the alphabet.
Wait… Is that a quality or a skill?
It looked like this…
They don’t like it at all. My kids don’t like the way it scratches when I kiss them and my wife thinks I look like a sleezebag.
Worse, they’re right.
(Better, people can give now at mobro.co/thedaddycomplex to punch cancer in the kidneys.)
If you’re asking about my daily goat sacrifice, that’s more of a brunch thing.
If you mean a morning ritual as a family, not really. Our mornings are too hectic for anything that could be considered “routine.”
Oh, wait… We do yell at the boys to hurry up pretty much every morning. Does yelling count as a ritual?
We have yet to encounter this, but I’m sure it’s coming. I’d probably try to level with them, like, “I know you don’t want to go. I’ll tell you what, go today and we’ll plan a mental health/skip day in a few weeks.” That way, they feel like they get a special day and you can plan ahead for any missed lessons or whatever.
That said, in reality, I’d probably just say something like, “You don’t want to go to school? Well, I want a jet made of cheddar cheese, but that’s not going to happen either.”