The light filters in through the window of the car door; that sort of flashy brilliance from a summer afternoon as signposts and roadside reflectors whiz past on your way from point A to point B. Your headphones are on because your brother whom you are trying to drown out, just retracted that finger that moments ago was only God knows where. He's crossed that imaginary line dad had pointed out prior to barreling down the driveway with half of your house strapped to the car. Mom might be pointing things out to look out for or talking about the sandwiches in the trunk and lamenting that she … [Read more...]
I’ll admit it: Yes, I started an Instagram account for my 5-year-old son.
I’ve been trying to find digital-age bonding methods for my son and I. Sure, we do all that old world stuff – play catch, cook together, read together, play with Legos. But we also bond over photography – and when my son started to commission me to take photos of things to post to my own account, I thought “why can’t he do this, too?”
I must admit – I’m also interested in the things he wants to present to the world. So starting … [Read more...]
Kids are back at school, and – duh – they all need brain-dead stuff like a backpack, notebooks and pencils. But my kid is special, see. My kid is a snowflake. He’s got pencils, but he needs pizzazz. So naturally, I’ve compiled a list of the top five things (there’s more, dudes, but attention span) that my special little snowflake needs for back-to-school time. Your kid probably doesn’t need them because I’ve seen your kid. He’s OK, but he’s all boogery and I can tell from the look in his eye that he’s not a go-getter. You want a go-getter? Dude, you can’t handle a go-getter if you even … [Read more...]
For busy parents like us, it helps to have a toolbox we can take with us wherever we go. This is why I put together my "Lunchbox Dad Summer Survival Kit." All the products below can be thrown in a bag and taken wherever you go. I have personally tested them and found they have saved time, energy or just made my life easier. I have included links to find further info on the products and where to buy them. A Parent's Summer Survival Kit Dad's Book of Awesome Science Experiments by Mike Adamick. Have this book ready to cure those long days when the kids are complaining they're … [Read more...]