What do we do? We're not babyproof!
She’s crawling. For a week now, she’s been climbing our bodies like hills. Last night, I dreamed she could walk. She took a few steps and keeled over. A couple of days ago, I held her up in the air and her head hit the light fixture. My wife wants to get her a baby helmet. Do we need a baby fence, a baby corral? We don’t have gates. We’re not babyproof. Our electrical...
I guess no one answered my question because no one out there is Michael Jordan? MJ isn’t on tumblr? -ms
Question for Michael Jordan
MS: Remember how you wagged your tongue, MJ, because your dad did it? I have a lot of nervous habits. It’s a problem. How do I stop my daughter from picking them up?
Hilarious: Unintentionally Inappropriate Test... →
Here are a couple of examples of this amazingness. Read the rest. They will not disappoint. There is even a ninja in one of them.
Mama Joins the Blog-Eat-Blog World →
My wife has started blogging about mommy-town. Meaning, she’s going to make a lot more sense than I do here. Also? It has an awesome name: Young Night Thought (taken from Stevenson’s A Child’s Garden of Verses). And you thought I had a lot to say about sleep issues. -bp
F. Scott Fitzgerald's list of advice to his... →
Winning Takes a Lot Out of You
The Patriots are going to the super bowl, and alfie celebrated by immediately crapping his pants. I think that most of New England just did the same thing. -bp
Last week, we sorta lost sight of how we wanted to sleep train our son. Most of this is due to the deafening chorus of people that chant sleepthruthenightsleepthruthenightsleepthruthenight like it’s the highest evolutionary peak a human can reach. Sleep at any cost. Well, when you’re all low on sleep, eventually you cave into pressures, even if it feels so wrong you have a stomachache...
I didn’t realize it until I could feel the stool on my arms. Isn’t stool a funny word? It’s a funnier word than a feeling. It’s like she had been storing it up for days -ms
It looks like Droolie & Droolia in here.– me, commenting on alfie’s ever-soaked collar. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t just waiting for a chance to say that (and subsequently post it).
25 Ways of Thinking About the Holidays →
10. On the coldest day of the year, we take Grace to the mall, to play indoors. As we walk around, I think: the difference between babies and adults is potential. With adults, we can learn to accept their faults. With babies, there are no faults. Any faults they will have as adults have come from us. 11. There are outside forces involved. Think of it like this: in one scenario, you have a...
56253– -Through repeated mouth-mashing and finger-jabbing, this is a number that Alfie arrived at on a calculator (which is, oddly, one of his favorite chew-toys. Wait. Is “chew-toy” only applicable to dogs?). And then, he dropped it, I picked it up, reset it (why?), and then when I looked back...
Here’s a nice, hyperbolic in-my-own-world kind of statement: Everyone is having babies. I knew it was coming. We’ve been in the midst of a wedding harvest for almost a decade, which is about how long we’ve been married. We were 21 and 20—and if you think that’s odd, then perhaps you’ll be even more weirded out to know that were seen as...
The Daddy Complex: An Announcement To The... →
thedaddycomplex: I’d like to make an announcement to the parenting blogging/Tumbling community: I have no idea what I’m doing. I’m Forrest Gumping my way through this fatherhood thing and I’ve set the bar pretty low simply to avoid panic and depression. Seriously, the day counts as a success if my boys aren’t…
S&M Baby (no babies were harmed in this...
MS: Do you think we bite our baby too much?
Wife: If you bite her harder she likes it more. She's a sadist.
MS: You mean she's a masochist. You're the sadist here.
Wife: Then we're perfect!
It’s cold outside, but luckily there’s a baby in here warming things...
What's up, Hugo Schwyzer and the Good Men Project?
Hugo Schwyzer resigned from the Good Men Project and posted why on his blog. It was a thing. I didn’t know about it. I heard about it from TheDaddyComplex, and after reading all the back and forth, I went ahead and wrote a response. Now that I’m here again after my winter break from the internet, I decided to post the response myself, since who knows where on the internet it ended up....