A few weeks before Ava was born, I spent a lot of time in our home office, staring at the framed sports memorabilia, action figures and collectibles that I'd accumulated over the last 20 years. There were Legos and Pez, Bobbleheads, G.I. Joe's and autographed baseballs. It was a wealth of evidence … [Read more...] about Step Into My office, Don’t Mind The Toilet.
As a direct result of me being a stay-at-home Dad, I was called up from the reserves to fight in a combat situation. The grocery store. If I were to describe my shopping method before having kids, it would be tactical with a pinch of OCD. Getting in and out of the store in record time is … [Read more...] about The Battle Of Grocery Hill.
A lot of people think that getting a dog before you have kids is a great move. Canines certainly aren't as complicated as infants, but they do force you to understand what it might be like to have someone depend on you and the responsibility of keeping them alive. The upside is love and … [Read more...] about DAD VS. DOG #1: Sophie The Giraffe.
The evolution of tailgating continued after I became a Dad. What originally started as an underground subculture, had pushed it's way into the mainstream. In high school, for me, tailgating was a couple of guys huddled around the tailgate of my '85 Ford Ranger at the Hosensack railroad tracks, … [Read more...] about A History Of Tailgating.
My memories of the pediatrician are few, but the ones that I do have are very distinct. Whether it was a yearly check-up, immunizations or a sick visit, my Mom (a nurse) was, by default, better equipped than my Dad to accompany us to the doctor. Plus, like a lot of us, my Dad's kryptonite was … [Read more...] about Hit Me With Your Best Shot.
My first day back at work after the holiday was a rude awakening. Within a few hours of being at the office, I found that my company had decided to take a less aggressive approach in scripted development and ultimately changed their direction. With that, I was out of a job. I had worked in … [Read more...] about Houston, We Have A Problem.