Posts Tagged ‘Dads’

It Was A Completely Legal And Safe Turn, I Just Didn’t Have A Lot Of Time To Linger While Doing It

June 9, 2017

Today my son learned that when I’m driving and say “Hang on!”, I mean it!

I’m Going To Start Doing This Too

May 2, 2017

My dad encouraged us to fail. Growing up, he would ask us what we failed at that week. If we didn’t have something, he would be disappointed. It changed my mindset at an early age that failure is not the outcome, failure is not trying. Don’t be afraid to fail.

Sara Blakely

This Earned Me A “DAaaad!”, But I Regret Nothing

April 20, 2017

Yesterday my son challenged me to a “duel.”  Having lost our duel the day before, I warned him that this time I wasn’t in the mood to lose.

Naturally this put him into smack talk/banter mode.

“You think you can defeat me?” he asked with a flourish as he handed me my sword.  (His weapon was the blaster, of course.)  “There is more to me than meets the eye, you know!”

“I know,” I agreed.  “There is also a prodigious smell . . .”

L’s First Road Trip (Part Three)

February 22, 2017

Then I thought about it some more and booked another room as well since there would be four of us total (Me, L., L’s Mother and Lala), and that way we’d all get our own beds (nice, but not strictly necessary) and the maximum chance of at least some of us getting some sleep that night (spoiler alert, this did turn out to be necessary).

Then I looked at the total cost of the two rooms.


I booked them anyway, but as I watched my money fly away I found myself obsessing over a single thought:  When I was L’s age, my Dad wouldn’t even buy me ice cream!(1)


(1)  In Dad’s defense, at the time in question he wouldn’t buy me ice cream because I hadn’t had lunch yet and he was trying to get me to eat some French fries first, but try explaining that to a six-year-old.  Go on, I dare you!