I love the holiday time. It’s the one time of year that I truly unplug (as much as I possibly can). It reminds me of how much time I need to spend with the family, getting back to what’s important in life – just like my fellow EoTer wrote today. One of my favorite things [...]
Today is my seventh Father’s Day and it doesn’t get old. Hearing my wife and kids say, “Happy Father’s Day!” with gusto is probably the coolest thing next to seeing my kids get excited on Christmas morning, the day I got married and the birth of my kids. Nothing tops those moments and nothing will. [...]
Remember those classic holiday pictures your parents would take? You know, the ones of you scream in fright because Santa looked like the Loch Ness Monster or that twisted looking Easter Bunny that would eat meat versus carrots? Well, this is what our parents would have done if they had the technology we have today. [...]
I am always amazed that you folks find babysitters to watch your kids on that night of nights. During our entire marriage, not one family member, babysitter or friend has offered the gift of selflessness and offered to watch our kids. Not once. Zilch. Nada.
I’ve told many of my friends who don’t have kids that Christmas morning is much better when you have little ones that still believe in the guy in the red suit. The feeling you get by watching the expressions on their face and listening to all the “ohs” and “ahs” is simply awesome. Instead of [...]
This is why the “equal time” given some holidays this time of the year upsets me. We’ve become so sensitive to everyone’s “feelings” that we’re willing to relegate the will of the majority to a sick and evil political correctness. Christmas, and to a lesser degree Chanukah, should not be relegated to equal time this time of the year. It’s simply ridiculous and disrespectful.
Along the lines of my 3pm phone call post, I’m going to rattle off the things that dads are really thankful for in light of Thanksgiving. Yes, there are much more important things, but I’ll write about that later. This post is all about self-indulgence and being a “guy’s guy” on Turkey Day, i.e. all [...]
So the holidays are coming. They come every year come hell or high water. There’s nothing you can do about it. Most of my family lives a short car ride away. When I say short, we’re talking about 15 minutes tops. People say to me all the time, “Oh, it must be so great to [...]
One of the great traditions we celebrate is the annual pumpkin carving night in the Binkowski home. This marks the 10th year that we’ve carved pumpkins as a family and I want to share a few of the tips and tricks I’ve learned over the years. Finding the right pumpkin One of the greatest misnomers [...]