13. Outrage

I’m outraged. You’re outraged. We’re all outraged. Why? Because we’re parents. Hey, these days, there’s plenty to be upset about. So why waste time and energy on stuff that doesn’t matter? Take, for example, this note a Texas daycare recently posted on its door, which a parent snapped and posted online, where it subsequently went … More 13. Outrage

12. High Times

Some people find God – I found the mountains. More accurately, I rediscovered them. A few years ago, as a way to curb weekend alcohol consumption, I started hiking on Sundays. For a long time, Saturday had been “go out” night, since I didn’t have my son after 5 p.m. The logic was that early … More 12. High Times

11. Just a Moment

Let’s hit pause. It seems we’ve reached that part of the movie where large groups gather around public televisions and just watch – collective mouths agape – as the world slowly descends into turmoil. My social streams have swelled into rivers of rage. Everybody’s shouting; and the stupidity is deafening. Suddenly, I’m yearning for cat … More 11. Just a Moment

9. Deuces Wild

Welcome to the apoocalypse. Yes, beautiful month-old daughter Dylan loves to blast dookies. And, while her high-frequency evacuation is reportedly perfectly normal, what seems unusual is how much we’re having to shell out for diapers. Partner Suzy’s godmother generously provided a six-month subscription to a diaper service. But cloth turned out to be a pain … More 9. Deuces Wild

8. Pees and Cues

Shit happens. And since daughter Dylan arrived three weeks ago, it’s happening a lot. But, for now, I’m talking sit. My son can’t stand peeing. Not that he’s opposed to the act – he just doesn’t care to be upright during it. In fact, of necessity and under protest, he’s only stood to pee a … More 8. Pees and Cues

7. Hot Lunch

It’s still dark when my alarm goes off. I’m tired – but not because there’s a newborn in the house. It’s because I stayed up late to watch “one more” episode of The OA on Netflix. Should’ve gone to bed earlier. I curse. Shower. I get dressed. Lay out underwear, socks, shirt and jeans for … More 7. Hot Lunch