šŸ§œ 5 Truths I Know About Me as a Father

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From Elise!

What do you do when itā€™s Fatherā€™s Day, a light year from payday, and 99 degrees outside?

You sit inside and watch movies. I nabbed a handful of movies on Netflix (including both Brianā€™s Songs), sprung for two 2-liter bottles of Walmartā€™s answer to Coke Zero, and banished any expectation of restraint against constant snack grazing for 24 hours.

Halfway through Robocop (circaĀ 2014, with half the violence and also Abbie Cornish) I consideredĀ this trip called fatherhood. Fresh off a visit to my dad’s grave sit by the mimosa treeĀ and a treasure trove of gifts and handmade cards from my girls.

What about you, dad?

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Go Ask Daddy: World Cup Edition

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photo credit: Kiwicanary via photopin cc

I spent Father’s Day much the same way I spent Christmas – sick on the couch.

But unlike Christmas, I had the World Cup to occupy my waking hours. Jesus is just all right and all, but a monthĀ of soccer? It was just what the doctor ordered between whooping coughs and snottyĀ noses. Even Jesus could get behind this.

Elise, as she did last time, got sick at just the same time I did.

This time, we could binge on soccer matches. Last time, it was a marathon session on Bones, season 1. I took a course from Dr. Kathy Reichs at UNC Charlotte. I saw things that haunt me to this day. She’d show up slides while she ate a sandwich.

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