Fatherhood

"Hoot Ears"

August 7, 2009

“Dad, what are Hoot-Ears?” The simplicity of the questions from my 6 year old daughter, as we sat in the Walgreen’s pharmacy drive thru should have been a warning. But I was distracted. “Hoot Ears? What are you talking about? “That sign over there. It says “Hoot Ears.” And there it was, across the parking […]

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Below the Belt!

July 31, 2009

I am a proud father of two children! Kids are great, but the measures they employ to ensure that they don’t have any siblings are amazingly brutal for Dads. What is it with kids and their incessant need to pummel a man’s groin? I wish I could chalk it up to some kind of gravitational […]

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The Talk

July 24, 2009

I was watching Oprah the other day, but only under duress. I had come downstairs after putting my children to bed, and found my wife glued to the TV. It was the television equivalent of being landlocked, and she refused my request for an easement to Sports Center. The Oprarain topic was this: At what […]

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Whatever!!

July 21, 2009

When did this word become an appropriate response to behavior alternatives posed by adults to children? As in, “Well, you can either clean up your room, or lose the DS for a week.” “Whatever!!” Clearly there is a “disconnect” here between the parental perception of the gravity of the situation and the perception held by […]

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Turn About is Fair Play

July 14, 2009

I never really appreciated the value of children until I learned that they make great excuses!! Here’s a great example that happened several years ago when Angela, Jenna, and I went to the Roseville Auto Mall to look for a new car. As we all know, car salesmen can be like vultures once the get […]

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