Have you watched the latest installment of Discussing News With My Kids yet? No? What is the ever-loving hell is wrong with you?
You should watch it for these reasons:
- My kids are freaking adorable
- They have fantastic ideas (I mean, pneumatic tubes? C’mon!)
- The theme music is kinda catchy
- People will think you’re super smart for being up on all the latest news and shit
The boys decided to create a water park for the creatures. Looks like the drought hit them, too.
The boys received their white belts from the jeet kune do instructor yesterday. So begins the countdown clock to ninjahood.
I’m going to print this out and hang it on our fridge.
I’m going to print this and hang it over my boys’ beds.
We did another Week In Dads Google hangout thing… Look, just know these video discussions are coming your way each week. You can either get onboard or rail against it. But, either way, it will happen. It’s like Katy Perry that way.
This week, me and how2beadad are joined by shuggilippo and itylerparkinson. This week’s topics: Adrian Peterson, divorce hurts rich kids, parenting like our parents, racist trombones and learning to say BOOOOOYAHH to life.
The folks who run multi-billion-dollar companies also love to collect things like airlines, islands and politicians. Since the primary function of this job is to proclaim, “I want that!” about seemingly unattainable things, kids would fit into this role nicely. They’ve honed this skill at toy stores, ice cream parlors, gift shops and dog pounds—even ones they’ve just seen as they drive by. It’s moot whether they do it from a minivan or the back of a limo.
I did a thing for How To Be A Dad where I suggest some jobs could best be filled by kids.
[gif via Kodomo Keisatsu (Kids Police)]
ICYMI: In the latest episode of Discussing New With My Kids, the boys offer their thoughts on Scotland’s possible independence, the U.S. Court of Appeals questioning the gay marriage ban, and a new technology that enables telepathy.
And like my boys, it’s short and funny.
Diary Comic 9/6/14 Getting my daughter to ride her bike
The part where I lose my temper isn’t the part that ever goes up on Facebook.
I can’t remember who it was (maybe Dylan Horrocks?), but I saw someone saying that one way to look at Social Media is to think of your Facebook/Twitter presence as like your role-playing game avatar - a character you have created and maintain in the campaign of living a life online. My Facebook character is an easy going fun-loving Dad. He does very well in the ongoing quest to get lots of like and comments.
Keep this in mind, folks. Don’t hold yourself to an unrealistic standard. There is no standard.
I’ve had a few people tell me I don’t look like a dad. I’m not really sure what that means. What does a father look like?
I prefer to look at fatherhood as a lens than rather than a look or an age. Every dad cares for his children with his own style of love and ferocity. Some of the greatest, most engaged fathers I know look nothing alike.
Children can level a man. And they can build him up to near invincibility.
But we all look a little tired. I’ll give you that. At least I do.
charlie, a photo of me
We’ve started doing these crazy little podcast/web shows. It’s a few dads shooting the breeze. Anyway, we’re putting them up as videos on our YouTube channel, or if you’re in a listening mood, our Soundcloud channel. Because we’re awesome.
Youtube: GO HERE
Soundcloud: GO HERE
Stay tuned for more on this story as it develops.