Happy Birthday, Dad

  Dear Dad, Happy birthday! Can’t believe you would have been 62 today. My dad? Thinking about retirement? The guy who made oldies cool for me and never acted old? I miss you every day, but especially on a day like today. It’s opening day for my girls’ soccer seasons. It’s incredible to think thatContinue reading “Happy Birthday, Dad”

Five For Friday: The Ways I’ve Failed at Lent

I’m kind of crappy at being Christian. I have a lot of the New Testament stuff down pat. I often turn the other cheek. I love you all the way Jesus loves me. I really, really like parables. And Paul’s letters. The dude can write. The old-school stuff gets me, every time, though. I wear aContinue reading “Five For Friday: The Ways I’ve Failed at Lent”

5 For Friday: Go Ask Daddy About World Wonders, Holiday Traditions and Foul Language

I’ve got to do better at this, y’all. These girls ask great questions. Sometimes, though, it’s not at the most opportune time. Like, in the waning moments of a tense NFL playoff game. Or, while the grill is in full flame. Or, I’ve got both hands on a gorgeous slice of pizza. I try toContinue reading “5 For Friday: Go Ask Daddy About World Wonders, Holiday Traditions and Foul Language”

5 For Friday: Go Ask Daddy About Skunk Fritters, Sideline Signs and Hail Mary Passes

  I would never have predicted some of the questions I’ve fielded from the girls. And the way they’ve educated the professed grownups who read this blog. In the mind of expecting the unexpected, I got a question from an 8-year-old daughter of mine who shall remain nameless that actually turned my stomach and madeContinue reading “5 For Friday: Go Ask Daddy About Skunk Fritters, Sideline Signs and Hail Mary Passes”

Go Ask Daddy, Grown-Up Edition: Mom Cafe’s Chris Carter Questions Coach Daddy

When a team lets a player go, he must turn in his playbook. It’s a sacred text. So sacred, in fact, you might end up let go if you lose or compromise your play book. I’m about to answer questions about my team – my, gender – posed by one of my favorite girl bloggers,Continue reading “Go Ask Daddy, Grown-Up Edition: Mom Cafe’s Chris Carter Questions Coach Daddy”

Five For Friday: Go Ask Daddy About Tall Motorists, Candy Shells and Digestive Physics of Two-Headed Sea Serpents

2012: A Year of Learning. How else to label a 12-month span of kids questions, duly Googled and answered for those in the blogosphere? You learned along with us. About Otis Redding. About reproductive science. About what’s really in your eyelids. About the American consumer poultry industry. So, in a way, this Friday feature hasContinue reading “Five For Friday: Go Ask Daddy About Tall Motorists, Candy Shells and Digestive Physics of Two-Headed Sea Serpents”

Jester of Confusion, Meet Queen of Chaos

I’m on the road again. Well, not technically. I made it back from Dominica intact and happy to be in America (even though there’s no rum in my Coke Zero). I’m taking my show on the road this week to another blog: AnnMarie’s Tidbits from the Queen of Chaos. I love reading her stuff, soContinue reading “Jester of Confusion, Meet Queen of Chaos”

5 for Friday: Go Ask Daddy About Camera Interference, Bar Codes, and Sittin’ on the Dock of a Bay

Go Ask Daddy: Open for business. The kids don’t ask me about the fiscal cliff, or General Petraeus, or even what the heck the BCS is going to do if four schools remain undefeated. Nothing heavy, you see. No, the questions come out of what’s in front of them. The grocery store. Storms. Sports. LongContinue reading “5 for Friday: Go Ask Daddy About Camera Interference, Bar Codes, and Sittin’ on the Dock of a Bay”

Why daddy games are more important than a broken vase or three.

It’s not a place for moms. No offense. You just wouldn’t understand, the kids and I. Dad, and his cubs. While we’re in that place, you can catch up on Pinterest, or do some crafts. Just ignore the pillows flying and, oh yeah, the noise. It’ll sound like a zoo meets a train station meetsContinue reading “Why daddy games are more important than a broken vase or three.”

5 For Friday: Go Ask Daddy about microwave politics, spider webs and how that chicken got to the dinner table without the luxury of a head.

I get all kinds of questions from my awesome kids about this wonderful world we live in. I love it. I suspect the girls are getting a little gun-shy. Grace, the kid who used to turn to me and say “put *that* in your blog, daddy,” now groans a little as she watches me thumbContinue reading “5 For Friday: Go Ask Daddy about microwave politics, spider webs and how that chicken got to the dinner table without the luxury of a head.”