In the 1950's there was a famous TV show called "Kids Say the Darndest Things", hosted by Art Linkletter. Several remakes and spin-offs of the show have been done in our day. The basic premise was that the adult host would get on stage with a cute child and have a conversation. The child would … Continue reading Parents Say the Dumbest Things
My wife and I have a running joke in our marriage as to who is currently "the better person". It's a playful dig we use whenever we want to one-up the other. For instance, if she asks me to take out the trash, I'll say, "Sure, because I'm the better person." Or if we're having … Continue reading Parents: Be the Better Person
When my wife and I started talking about children, I had a general idea of what I wanted: healthy kids that didn't look like the mailman. When we started actually parenting our kids and raising them, I had a general idea of what I wanted: healthy, potty trained children who didn't bother me, and then … Continue reading So What Mom-blings
I am here today to address one of the great travesties of parenting, something that can emotionally and psychologically scar your child if not handled properly. It's an area in which all parents need to step up their game if they claim to love their children. I'm speaking of course, about snacks. A little context … Continue reading Parents: Don’t Mess up Snacktime
I recently did something stupid as a man. This is not all that unusual. I do stupid things all the time, (see the aforementioned "man"). What was unusual is that I came to a brilliant conclusion because of my stupidity: Thank God men are the only option, (let me explain). Men are a fascinating species. … Continue reading Men Are the Only Option, (Thank God!)
Unless you're extremely lazy, under the age of 2, or a squash, you've had a job at some point in your life. Even most children have some sort of chores they have to complete at home. Having a job typically means you are under someone's authority. There is someone who leads, manages, or supervises the … Continue reading The King Puts on an Apron
God: "Listen, I know you're going through a really tough time lately. So I wanted to give you some encouragement." Me: "Oh really. That's fantastic. I could really use it." God: "I know." Me: "I mean, not to complain, but this period of my life has been really tough. We've had to struggle through some … Continue reading Where Me and God Talk About Difficulty.