Sandy Dean is a work-from-home dad of two boys. He recently published a humor book called Stark Raving Dad: Poems for the Frazzled Parent in All of Us.
This week, Krazy Glue keeps the family together, my inability to remember names gets worse, and my kids have hoarder tendencies.
I’m alone at the Jersey shore.
This week, the air conditioner saves my sanity, we discuss the local pool, my fashion choices have changed over the years and my oldest is sensitive about soccer balls.
This week, the kids see through my threats, my appliances are asked to do several jobs and the oldest is into bathroom calisthenics.
How many times this week have you issued the “five-minute warning” to your kids?
In case parents didn’t feel enough pressure in child-rearing, science is here to let us all know we’re probably failing in a few key areas of which we’re unaware.
This week, the 6-year-old turns into Mr. Krabs, my current weekend parenting philosophy and one of the reasons I’ve stopped dating for the foreseeable future.
This week, I give women advice on motivating their men, the 6-year-old compliments me, and I discover the odd origin of the word Dad.
This week, I discuss the random thoughts that make me laugh, keeping it simple and stupid and the kids go to civil war over an armrest.
This week, The Kid wants me to stop acting a fool, kid shows songs get stuck in my cranium and people think I stuff poop in my pocket.
In the notes this week, the kids make up words for bodily functions, the bank teller knows I’m taking change from my kids and vitamins are becoming the high point of my day.
This week, the kids stand around naked for hours, tell me riddles with no answers and I accidentally yell at children that aren’t mine.
This week, I revisit the holidays and Santa’s list, a flu shot puts me on the DL, I’m thinking about writing an instruction manual for parenting and the kids are losing WIFI privileges.