Dear Retail Stores

    Dear Retail Stores, You and I, we’ve spent a lot of time together over the years. Things feel different now, though, and I’ve felt this way for a while. Shoot, you look as nice as ever. That’s not the problem. It’s just….. I’ve changed. I got three small kids now, and I don’t have the time for you […]

45 Minutes – A Short Story on Discrimination

  As the title says, this just a short story on discrimination (possibly, to be fair). See,  my family was in Michigan recently. While strolling around a town one evening, we decided to eat at a restaurant. I won’t say the real name of it (to not falsely incriminate them), so let’s call it Milky’s. Milky’s looked fairly busy, so […]

The Shot

I’m a real sucker for sports-themed inspirational stories with morals, and especially “dad” moments in sports. You know, those heartwarming incidents that happen during a game or event, which really highlight the love between a father and their children. From Jeff Hornacek wiping his face during free throw attempts as a way to secretly say hi to his kids, to […]

True Colors – Dealing With Racism

The other morning,  while getting ready for school, B suddenly blurted this out to us: “Did you know that they say the N word on Casper’s Scare School?” Now, if your kid said this to you, what would your reaction be? For me, I hadn’t had my coffee yet, but this provided quite the jolt! B and J had recently […]

Bedtime For Kids WTF – Flaming Panties Edition

One of the cool parts about being a parent is the never-ending string of learning experiences. Not just by your kids, though, but by you, too. It’s always something, man. Bedtime for kids is a common source of chaos, in our house. Take the other night, for example, when my house was almost set ablaze by a pair of underwear.   […]

My Imaginary Friend Named Fingers

Today, I’d like to introduce you my imaginary friend.  This is an individual who, against all reasonable explanation, seems to be really admired by my children. Are you ready? OK, here he is!         To most people, that is just my hand. But to B and J? It’s Fingers! You see, one day, when B was three […]

A Beginner’s Guide To Shopkins

Recently, I found myself waiting in a long line with my daughter, to meet a giant talking strawberry. What would compel someone to do this, you ask? Shopkins, that’s what. Now, for the informed readers, you are probably nodding your head, in approval. For the uninformed, however, I feel your confusion.  Truth be told, up until a few months ago, […]

What Do You Mean?

    With my kids,  I’m realizing that you really can’t communicate enough! Ever since B and J have been born, I’ve always forgone the baby talk, and instead spoken to them in the same way that I would to you. Now granted, this has resulted in many a blank stare when I’ve done things like try to explain why Kanye […]