Archive for the ‘Dad Stuff’ Category

Essay writing

Monday, December 23rd, 2002

I started school at the University of Phoenix last week. I already have a 1000 word essay due the next class meeting, which would normally be tonight, but because of the holiday is not until January 6, 2003. My goal was to write the paper as if there was class ...

The Hardest Thing

Wednesday, October 30th, 2002

I was leaving for work the other day and it suddenly occurred to me that the most difficult thing so far about being a dad is kissing my wife and son goodbye and actually walking out the door. At the time my thought was "something could happen and I may ...

I got in trouble

Friday, September 20th, 2002

Last night Jen told me people were going to think I don't like being a dad because I only write negative stuff. I told her it was all tongue-in-cheek and that my loyal followers knew that. I also told her she didn't have to read it if she didn't like ...

Burping the Baby

Thursday, September 19th, 2002

I'm writing this to warn all of you parents-to-be, and to shake my fist at those of you who are already parents and are perpetuating a lie. My concern here is the apparent innocence inherent in the phrase "burping the baby." This phrase conjures images of little junior contentedly slurping ...

“Bringing up Boys”

Tuesday, September 17th, 2002

I just finished reading an excellent book by Dr. James Dobson called Bringing Up Boys: Practical Advice and Encouragement for Those Shaping the Next Generation of Men. Dr. Dobson gives excellent advice not only to both fathers and mothers who are married but also to single parents. He uses statistics and ...

Mankind’s Greatest Invention

Monday, September 9th, 2002

I know what you're thinking, "What does that have to do with parenting?" You're probably under the mistaken assumption that the greatest invention is the personal computer or the microwave oven, the television or the radio; you might even think it's the telephone or wireless technology - digital communication is ...

I’m a Dad!

Thursday, September 5th, 2002

Hi. Welcome to my adventure. My son, Liam, was born on July 25, 2002. He is my and Jennifer's first child. We tried and tried to have a baby - even went through a bit of a nightmare with infertility treatments. They didn't work. After a several of rounds of me ...