Sunday, January 28, 2007

My Name is..... and I'm a Stay at Home Dad

Recently I was talking with an at-home-dad friend of mine. He described his last two weeks as feeling isolated and having no sense of community. I immediately asked "when was the last Dad's Playgroup you've been to?"

He conceded that it had been a while.

So I said "Take it one day at a time and get to the playgroups"

It wasn't until later that day did I realize I sounded like an AA sponsor.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Disney: more harm than good?

As my daughter's love of everything Disney has grown, my distate has swelled. To be fair, it's not ALL Disney I've grown to despise. It's just the classics. Those movies and books that have stood the test of time. The ones targeted at little girls. The stories that The Bean wants me to read over and over again.
I've been able to keep my disdain in check until this week, when I finished

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Wanted: Guardians in the event of.......

Yesteday the Wife and I took a morbidly essential step towards responsible parentdom. We met with an Estate Lawyer. Previously, and apparently pathetically negligently deficiant, we merely provided our children with unconditional, undying love and support (along with a house full of educational toys).

In just a few short weeks we will have, in our hands, finalized paperwork for a Trust (this