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 [...]
Two to three times a month I do school drop off. I feel like Mr. Mom when they said to Michael Keaton, “You’re doing it wrong! It’s the South to drop off MORON!!!” I don’t know where to stand. Not sure of the protocol. I am also one of the few dads there. We are [...]
It’s that time of year. The back-to-school season is upon us and families are getting back into their normal routines after the carefree days of summer. No doubt you’re seeing your inbox and Facebook stream filling up with images of kids waiting for the bus or walking into school for that first day. Last Wednesday [...]
Last year at this time, my oldest daughter was headed to Kindergarten. It was a scary thing. Here she was, an innocent, shy, caring girl that was going to be throw in the wolf den that is the public school system. I only call it the wolf den because it’s the unknown. You’re dealing with [...]
My daughter started first grade today and in her class around about four boys that she had in her previous kindergarten class. One of them, who my daughter calls her boyfriend, said to his mom today, “I can’t sit next to her because she’s too pretty.” And, in the same sentence, said, “I can’t go [...]
At a time when American children continue to fall behind the rest of the industrialized world in math and science, the dim bulbs at the Helena School Board in Helena, Mont., rather discuss having kindergartners learn about the differences between the penis and vagina and have first graders learn about gay sex. If it wasn’t [...]
Imagine being a person, and for the sake of argument – a woman – who lives a life so devoid of satisfaction that you must try and create problems for other people. You so devalue yourself, and people who are comfortable in their own skin, you must create havoc and discord so you can feel like you’ve accomplished something.
To paraphrase Chris Rock “they don’t grade life decisions, but if you have the chairman of an adult video company telling you that you’ve got some hot clips and that he wants to do business, you ****ed up.” But what can parents do to help their kids avoid former Miss California Carrie Prejean’s dilemma? A good grounding in the new Birds and Bees, including thinking twice about what you send out in an e-mail, SMS or Facebook post — and no pictures, please!
This week my oldest came home from school and she was sooooo excited that she screamed something inaudible to me that I later learned was, “Dad, I’m the star of the week!” As I prodded about this so-called award, I found out that it’s earned by getting your name pulled out of the hat. There’s [...]
At some point in school, the Pledge of Allegiance gets to be rote. I think it’s about the 3rd or 4th grade. Stand Hand to heart . No, the other side. All together now, “I pledge allegiance …..” It’s just one more thing to do as a kid, like combing your hair, changing your underwear [...]